HC Deb 28 February 1938 vol 332 c736
29. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Postmaster-General what was the approximate increase in the Empire air-mail carried during the past week as the result of the new reduction in air-mail postage rates to India, Palestine, and other places on the Eastern route?

Sir W. Womersley

The weight of first-class mail conveyed during the week ended 27th February from this country to Egypt, Palestine, India, and other countries served by the air route to Malaya at the flat postage rate of 1½d. per half ounce was approximately eight tons, as compared with an average weekly weight of about 1¾ tons under the conditions previously in force, which required the payment of air postage at 3d. or 6d. per half ounce.

Mr. Montague

Does this not point to the advisability of penny postage?