§ 63 and 64. Mrs. TATE
asked the Postmaster-General (1) the sums paid to Imperial Airways for the carriage of mail on the London-Egypt and Egypt-Capetown routes during the years 1934 and 1935;
(2) the sums paid to Imperial Airways for the carriage of mail on the Egypt-India and India-Australia routes during the years 1934 and 1935?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Walter Womersley)
The total payments to Imperial Airways for the carriage of mails, including mails carried for other Postal Administrations, on the England-South Africa and the England-India-Malaya services for the years 1934 and 1935 were £290,000 and £525,000 respectively. I am not in a position to state what sums were attributable to the sections of the routes specifically mentioned by my hon. Friend. Payments for the use of the air service between Singapore and the Australian terminal are due to be made to the Australian Government.
§ Sir W. WOMERSLEY
I could not give that answer without notice, but I should imagine they do, as regards the Department.