Mr. T. Morris
asked the Postmaster-General whether under the new Empire air-mail scheme to be introduced on the South African route any arrangements will be available whereby, in return for a late fee, urgent and important mail can be posted a few hours before the departure of any particular aeroplane and be guaranteed despatch in that machine; and, if not, what alternative arrangements will be available to ensure that important mail will not be crowded out by other correspondence?
§ Major Tryon
The introduction of facilites such as my hon. Friend mentions is not contemplated; but the arrangements made at the outset for the carriage of first-class mails over the route to South Africa, which, having regard to the novel and complicated issues involved, are necessarily experimental and tentative in character, will be reviewed and, if need be, adjusted as and when adequate experience has been had of the incidence of the traffic in relation to the capacity available and other kindred considerations.