§ 44. Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Postmaster-General what amounts are credited to the Post Office in respect of postal services performed for other Government Departments?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Kellaway)
Credit is taken in the commercial accounts for the value of all services rendered by the Post Office to other Government Departments. See House of Commons Paper No. 218 of Session 1920. It is estimated that for 1921/2 the value of postal services will be £2,500,000, of telegraph £200,000, and of telephone services £750,000 and of certain miscellaneous services, such as the payment of Old Age Pensions and War Pensions, the administration of War Loans and other items, £2,350,000, making a total in round figures of £5,800,000.
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that Government Departments are being charged the same rate for their postal services as the general public?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is the first Estimate of £2,500,000 based upon every Government letter having a twopenny stamp upon it?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
Yes. The same charges apply to Government offices as to those which are not Government offices.