59. Major-General Sir NEWTON MOORE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has any information regarding the contemplated establishment of an air-mail service by the Commonwealth Government between Fremantle and Adelaide; if so, is this service so arranged as to connect with the arrival of the mail steamers from Europe; to what extent will the delivery of mails from this country to the Eastern States be accelerated; and what additional fee on letters from this country will be imposed for this service?
§ Viscount WOLMER
It is understood from the Australian Post Office that the service in contemplation will connect with the mail steamers at Fremantle and that an acceleration of from one to four days to the Eastern States should be given. The air mail fee on letters from this country will probably be 3d. per ½ ounce, but full details are not yet settled.