HC Deb 16 March 1955 vol 538 cc1279-80
29. Mr. Crouch

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when last the charge for an express letter was fixed; and the annual income for the service.

Sir E. Boyle

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the "Special Delivery" form of express service which is the one most commonly used. The charge of 6d. was fixed in 1936, and the annual income is about £100,000.

Mr. Crouch

Is my hon. Friend aware that his hon. Friend the Assistant Postmaster-General has raised the price of every other Post Office service since 1936, and why has this one been left unchanged? I understand that the Postmaster-General has had difficulty in balancing his budget. He might be able to get additional revenue from this source.

Sir E. Boyle

I must say that that was not the supplementary question which I was expecting.