HC Deb 05 February 1947 vol 432 cc1743-4
3. Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that an airmail letter to Australia costs 2s. 6d. per oz.; that the rate from U.S.A. to Australia has recently been reduced from 70 cents to 10 cents per oz.; and if he will forthwith reduce the charges for Empire airmail in the interests of trade and good relations.

Mr. Burke

The postage rates for airmail letters to Australia from this country and from the U.S.A. are approximately the same at 1s. 3d. and 25 cents per ½oz. respectively. In addition, air letters are available from this country to Australia at 6d.

Sir J. Lucas

Is the Assistant Postmaster-General aware that I got my information from leading articles in the Sunday papers?

Mr. Burke

Always have a healthy scepticism about what you read in the Press.

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