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Airmail (Conveyance Rates)

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1951

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asked the Postmaster-General the amounts paid per tonne-kilometre for short and long haul airmails to foreign air companies and British air Corporations, respectively.

The rates per tonne-kilometre paid at present for the conveyance of United Kingdom first-class overseas mails by British and other air carriers are:—

Short Hauls:

British: the sterling equivalent of 2.9 gold francs.

Others: 3.0 gold francs.

Long Hauls:

British: the sterling equivalent of from 3.13 to 4.17 gold francs.

Others: from 2.43 to 6.0 gold francs.