HC Deb 13 May 1936 vol 312 cc523-4

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Contract, dated the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, between His Majesty's Postmaster-General and Cunard White Star, Limited, for the conveyance of mails to and from the United States of America, a copy of which was presented to this House on the fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, be approved.


May I ask for an explanation of why this contract, dated April, 1936, is made retrospective to November, 1935?


That is necessary because of difficulties which arose in connection with the process of amalgamation.