§ 22. Major Milner
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can give comparative figures showing the number of letters and postcards and the receipts for postage stamps before and since the introduction of the increased postage charges for any convenient period?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The statistics asked for will not be available for some time yet; but I gave an indication of the postal revenue position in my reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Westhoughton on 22nd May, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.
§ Major Milner
Do not these figures show the desirability of reconsidering the question of increased postal charges, which are causing more annoyance than they are worth?
§ Mr. Morrison
The reply to which I have referred indicates that, although there has been a decrease in the volume of postal business, it has been less than that which was estimated in the Budget statement.