HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc600-1W
Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the very serious effect upon business in India owing to the high rate of surcharge on Empire air mail; and whether, in view of the importance of the matter to the maintenance of our overseas trade, he will take action to bring about a material reduction in the present charges?

Major Tryon

The amount of aircraft accommodation at the disposal of the Post Office for the conveyance of air mails on the Empire air routes is limited, and I regret that it will not be possible to reduce the existing air postage rates unless and until further accommodation can be made available.