§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Postmaster-General why letters sent from this country to the United States of America by air-mail have recently taken as long as 27 days, whilst those sent by ordinary sea mail routes have taken only 21 days; and whether he will give an undertaking, in the interests of our export trade, that the air-mail service will be speeded up, or failing that, will he consider a revision of the postage rates on air-mail correspondence?
§ Major Tryon
As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which the Assistant Postmaster-General gave to a Question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Chatham (Captain Plugge) on 20th February, and as regards the second part, to the replies which the Secretary of State for Air gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool (Mr. Roland Robinson) on 21st February.