§ 19. Mr. JOEL
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of his recent decision to charge no additional fee for letters sent by air mail routes via Highland Airways, he will arrange to extend this practice to other air mail routes within the Empire at an early opportunity, with a view to assisting British trade within the Empire?
§ 20. Mr. RANKIN
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he proposes to take during 1934 to further the development of British, as opposed to foreign, air mail services?
§ Sir K. WOOD
As I stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Willesden, East (Mr. D. G. Somerville) on the 11th June, the whole question of the Empire air mail services is at present being examined by the Departments concerned, and some time must elapse before I shall be in a position to make an announcement on the subject.
§ 21. Brigadier-General NATION
asked the Postmaster-General what is the total amount of first-class mail carried by the new Hull-Amsterdam air service during the month of June; and how this compares with that carried by other air lines operating between this country and the Continent?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The total weight of the letter mails despatched to the Continent by the Hull-Amsterdam air service during the month of June was about 130 lb.; the total weight of the letter mails despatched to the Continent by air from Croydon during the same month was about 9,500 lb.
§ Brigadier-General NATION
In view of the small amount now being sent through Hull, will my right hon. Friend consider extending the service to other great industrial centres in the North of England?