BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Aug. 6, 1923

House of Commons. Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Postmaster General, announced that the British Post Office made a profit of $25,300,000 during the last fiscal year. The postal service earned $27,600,000; telephones, $4,600,000; but the telegraphs lost $6,900,000, due to low press rates.

¶ Sir Samuel Hoare, Air Minister, informed the House that the Government had decided to institute an officially subsidized commercial air service, with a bi-weekly airship service to India.

¶ Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Wilson, Chief Conservative whip and Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury, resigned these positions on appointment to the Governorship of Bombay in succession to Sir G. A. Lloyd. Commander...

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