§ Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the satisfactory operation of the Indian air mail service for the past five years and the rapid development of internal air communications in India, he will take steps to ensure that the advantage of these air mail services may be enjoyed by all classes of the community and not confined to that small section which can afford the present high air mail surcharge rates?2048W
§ Sir S. HOARE
I am satisfied that the Government of India are alive to the desirability of popularising both the external and internal air mail services in India. In July last they introduced flat rates of air surcharge from any point in India (including Burma) which are less than the sum of the combined surcharges previously in force. Recently, too, they, have lowered the minimum surcharge.