HC Deb 23 January 1969 vol 776 c644
44. Dr. Gray

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the financial results of the two-tier service, he will now reintroduce the 3d. postcard.

Mr. Stonehouse

No, Sir. The 3d. postcard service lost £1.3 million on an income of £4.5 million in the last financial year and I would not be justified in reintroducing it.

Dr. Gray

In view of the financial loss on Christmas cards and the importance of the seaside holiday card trade, would my right hon. Friend think again about this and reintroduce the 3d. post for holiday postcards?

Mr. Stonehouse

I could not reconsider it, because of the tremendous loss which would be involved. There was not a loss on Christmas cards, in fact, but a reduction in the number of postings.