HC Deb 01 July 1937 vol 325 cc2166-7W
Mr. Goldie

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the reduction in the charges for letters by air mail to South Africa and Australia, it is proposed to make similar reductions in respect of letters so sent for India and the Far East?

Sir W. Womersley

My hon. and learned Friend will find full particulars of the Empire Air Mail Scheme in the White Paper issued under the number Command 5414. First class mail is now carried by air to East and South Africa at a flat postage rate of 1½d. per half ounce for letters and 1d. for postcards. It is hoped to extend the arrangement to first class mail addressed to Empire countries on the route to India and Malaya towards the end of this year, and to first class mail addressed to Australia and New Zealand at the beginning of 1938.