HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1858W
Mr. Bellenger

asked the Postmaster-General, whether he can provide facilities for the troops serving overseas to enable them to send limited numbers of letters by air-mail to this country at a lower rate of postage than that at present charged, which bears heavily on those soldiers drawing minimum rates of pay?

Captain Waterhouse

I regret that the accommodation at present available for the conveyance of air-mails on the Empire air services is not sufficient to allow a reduction to be made in the rates of postage charged for air-mail letters sent to this country by members of His Majesty's Forces serving overseas. My right hon. Friend is, however, considering possible expedients in collaboration with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Air.