§ Mr. Ness Edwards
I understand from the Chairman that, in view of the mass of written evidence already received and of the numerous requests to give oral evidence, it is likely to be some months before the Committee will be in a position to present a report.
AIR MAIL LETTERS Date Postage Rates from U.K. Postage Rates to U.K. Transit times 1939 to 1945 … Letters: 1s. 3d. each ½oz. From 1941 onwards— Letters: 1s. 3d. each ½oz. From 1941 onwards— "Thin postcards" 3d. "Airgraphs" 3d. Until late in the war, ordinary air mail letters were sent part of the way by sea, the transit times sometimes being as much as 8 weeks. "Airgraphs" 3d. "Air Letters" 3d. "Air Letters" 6d. From 1945 onwards— From 1945 on wards— Conveyed all the way by air: 5–14 days. "Forces Air Letters" 1½d. Letters: Letters: 1 oz. 1½d. 1 oz. Free 1½oz. 6d. 1½ oz 6d. Each additional ½oz. 6d. Each additional ½oz. 6d. Present … "Forces Air Letters" 2½d. Letters: "Forces Air Letters" Free Letters: 8–10 days 1½oz. 6d. 1 oz. 2½d. Each additional ½oz. 6d. 1½oz 6d. Each additional ½oz 6d. PARCELS "NO SERVICE" at any time