§ Mr. L. SMITH
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will now consider making some reduction in the air mail charges on letters to Iraq, in view of the fact that, in the case of letters sent by 906W the ordinary mail, the Post Office charges 2½d. to cover the charges over the whole route to Iraq, including those of a motor service over the Syrian Desert, whereas in the case of letters sent by air mail there is made, in addition to the air mail fee, a similar charge of 2½d. in respect of the collection and delivery plus transit to Brindisi only?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Postage rates for air mails are fixed at the lowest possible point compatible with keeping the service as a whole on a self-supporting basis. I regret that I am unable to make any reduction in the charge for air letters sent from this country to Iraq.