Helicopter Sales Demonstration (Mail)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Sir Robert Perkins Sir Robert Perkins , Stroud 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General why, in view of Section 34 (2) (a) of the Post Office Act, 1908, as amended by the Post Office (Amendment) Act, 1935, an aeroplane company, of which he has been informed, which recently sent a helicopter on a sales demonstration tour conveying greetings from the Lord Mayor of Bristol to the Lord Mayors of the cities visited, in some cases landing in front of their respective town halls, have been informed that they have committed a breach of the Postmaster-General's monopoly for the conveyance of mail; and if he will take no further steps to interfere with such enterprises, in view of their publicity value.