Hon. W. P. MULOCK (Postmaster General) :
Mr. Speaker, as to the first part of
the hon. member's question, in which he intimates that I made a statement a few weeks ago, I may say that he is in error; I did not make a statement. In fact I gave instructions to the officials of the department not to make any statement, or to hand any statement to the press, because I did not wish one made by the Post Office Department until such time as a regularly established service was in operation.
In regard to the second part of the hon. member's question, my reply would be that when the service is in full effect, and established, airgraph and armed forces air letters will be carried first; secondly, surface mail on which are affixed air stamps and, thirdly-if there is additional space-we will carry as large an amount as possible of the surface mail.
In regard to mail coming from our troops I would point out there is no Charge on such mail, if posted in an army post office. I believe I have covered all the points about which the hon, member asked.
Subtopic: AIR MAIL TO TROOPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA