HC Deb 23 July 1931 vol 255 cc1703-4W

asked the Secretary of State for India how far the Government of India is interested in the Peninsular and Oriental Banking Corporation; whether any subsidy out of the Indian revenue is paid to them for carrying mails; and, if so, what was the amount for last year?


I assume my hon. Friend's question refers to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. A subsidy is paid to that company by the British Government on account of the Eastern Mail Service, towards which the Government of India contribute approximately £22,000 a year.