HC Deb 29 May 1940 vol 361 c531
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.