HC Deb 25 April 1932 vol 265 c26
43. Mr. McENTEE

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the advisability of reducing the postal charge on letters in the London postal district and letters for local delivery in other parts of Britain to 1d. an ounce; and what would be the estimated increase in postal work and income if this were done?


It is impossible to estimate with any precision the effect of a reduction in rate on local letters, but it would probably entail a sacrifice of Revenue of the order of £2,000,000 per annum. Apart from the cost, a system of differential postage rates would be extremely difficult to administer.