HC Deb 29 April 1930 vol 238 c48W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether any part of the surcharge paid by the public on a letter conveyed by air mail to Karachi is retained by the Post Office; and, if so, whether this is in respect of services rendered by the Post Office during transit or in respect of the landing at either terminal?


I have been asked to reply. The surcharges collected in this country are fixed in the closest possible relation to the actual costs of the service, and the margin of profit to cover administration and other costs is very narrow.

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