§ 39. Major Nield
asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider reducing the charges for sending air letters and air-graphs to and from members of the Forces serving overseas.
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Robert Grimston)
Any reduction in the charge of 6d. for an air letter posted in this country would I fear increase the mail loads beyond the limits of the aircraft capacity available. The number of air letters sent from the Forces overseas is controlled by a rationing system, and it has therefore been possible to fix the charge at 3d. I think the charge of 3d. for airgraphs to and from the Forces overseas is reasonable, having regard to the actual costs of operating the service.
§ Major Nield
Would my hon. Friend estimate the additional cost of reducing air letters from 6d. to, say, 3d.?