HC Deb 11 February 1930 vol 235 c240W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that all letters posted on the high seas between Southampton and Capetown, whether on outward or homeward journeys, have to bear South African postage stamps; what is the cause of this; and whether he will use his influence to see that in future British stamps are used on either the outward or homeward journey?


The right hon. Member's information is not quite accurate. Letters posted on the high seas on board Union Castle Liners may be prepaid in British stamps, as on any other British ship; but, as the mail contract is with the Government of the Union of South Africa, on y postage stamps of the Union are on sale on board.