HC Deb 10 February 1937 vol 320 cc390-1
31. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the duration of the existing agreement for the carriage of air mails between the Government of the Gambia Colony and the Deutsche Luft Hansa Company; and whether there is any prospect of this agreement eventually being superseded by an equivalent agreement with a British air line?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

So far as I am aware, the arrangements made by the Government of the Gambia with the Deutsche Luft Hansa A.G. provide merely for the carriage of mails from the Colony at agreed rates whenever such mails are tendered to the company, and do not relate to any specific period, and there is nothing to prevent the conclusion of similar arrangements with a British company if and when a British air service operates to the Gambia. I am, however, asking the Governor to confirm that this is, in fact, the case.

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