§ 41. Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter
asked the Postmaster-General particulars 1013 of the increase in the weight of mails despatched by air to the countries served by the Empire air routes since the introduction of the Empire Air Mail Scheme?
§ The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)
Prior to the introduction of the Empire Air Mail Scheme on the route to East and South Africa on 29th June, 1937, surcharged air mail was being despatched by the Empire air routes at the rate of 160 tons per annum. With the successive extensions of the scheme, and the abolition of the surcharge system for the participating countries, the weight of letter mail despatched by air from this country by the Empire air routes has increased from 506 tons in the year ended 30th June, 1938, to 1,011 tons in the year ended 30th June, 1939.