HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c953W

asked the Postmaster-General what is the present charge to the public per letter for delivering mails to the Continent by air, in addition to the postal fees; what is the similar charge made by France and Germany for air mails out side their country; what charges fire inside by the transport company to the Post Office and what profit the Post Office makes on these transactions per letter?


A special fee of 2s. 6d. per ounce in addition to the ordinary foreign postage is charged on correspondence accepted for transmission by the Air Mail Service from London to Paris. The special fee charge by the French Post Office in the reverse direction is 3 francs per 20 grammes. I am unable to state the charges levied in Germany for any similar service. Payment is made to the British company performing the London to Paris service at the rate of 2s. per ounce; and the remainder of the fee is intended to cover the cost of the special treatment of the correspondence and its express delivery.