§ Mr. Perkins
asked the Postmaster-General (1) how much money was paid by his Department to the French and German air lines, respectively, in respect of mails carried over the South Atlantic during the year 1938;
(2) whether he can state, approximately, how much he expects to pay to the French and German air lines, respectively, for carrying mails over the South. Atlantic during 1939?1933W
§ Major Tryon
The amounts paid by the United Kingdom Post Office to the French and German Post Offices for the air conveyance of mails over the South Atlantic during the year 1938 were £56,000 and £47,500 respectively. It is estimated that the payments during the year 1939 will be approximately £63,000 and £55,000 respectively, unless, of course, other air services become available over the route before the end of the year.