§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in connection with the about-to-be-established air route to India, he will consider, on the one hand, the linking up of this with European mail services so as to make a continual air-mail line from Croydon to Burma; whether, on the other hand, he has examined the possibilities of extending the service by air to Australia; and if he is aware of the advantage to the trade between this country and the Dominions that would follow from an extension of the carriage of mails by air to the Dominions?
§ Sir S. HOARE
As regards the first part of the question, the fortnightly air service from Egypt to India and back will be timed to fit in with the arrival and departure of the mail boats, but I hope that ultimately it will be linked up with European air mail services. As regards the second part, the possibility of the extension of the service beyond India is continuously under consideration and investigation. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.