§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the Post Office Express Messenger Service pays its expenses or is conducted at a loss; whether he can give the statistics of the amount received for messages for one year; and whether he can approximately estimate the amount expended in wages for messengers and printing for the Service?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
I regret I am unable to supply the hon. Member with the information he desires, as the Post Office Express Delivery Service is conducted by the ordinary staff at the disposal of the Department who are concurrently employed on other work. I am informed, however, that there is good reason to believe that the charges made to the public cover the expense of the Service. I am not able to say what the additional cost has been for printing for this particular purpose, as it is included in the general Vote for stationery, but it would be scarcely appreciable.