HC Deb 28 September 1931 vol 257 c23

asked the Postmaster-General the income and expenditure in the case of each of the various classes of telegrams?


As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate the particulars in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the particulars:

The estimated allocation of income and expenditure as between the various classes of telegram for the year 1929–30 was as following:

Income. Expenditure.
£ £
Ordinary Inland Telegrams 2,900,000 3,878,000
Inland Press Telegrams 94,000 301,000
Anglo-Irish Free State Telegrams 66,000 103,000
Anglo-Continental Telegrams 602,000 572,000
Wireless (including Ship and Shore Services) 237,000 306,000

An analysis of the figures for the year 1930–31 is not yet available.

The figures for expenditure are arrived at by charging against each class of message its proportionate share of the total expenditure on the telegraph services as a whole.