HC Deb 08 June 1921 vol 142 cc1897-8W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the increased cost of letters going abroad, he will consider sending those to the Continent of Europe by air mail in order to give an accelerated service in return for the extra cost of postage?


The pending increases in foreign postal rates are intended to make good the loss which is incurred on the present services, and the new rates would not be sufficient to cover the higher cost of sending mails by air. Moreover, an accelerated service to the Continent cannot be provided by air so long as aeroplanes do not fly at night.