HC Deb 31 May 1921 vol 142 c858W

asked the Postmaster-General whether any record or estimate has been made of the number of franked postal packets marked "O.H.M.S." sent during the last financial year as compared with the last pre-War year; and what is the loss estimated to have been incurred upon the postal service of Government Departments in the last financial year?


Such returns as are available indicate that the number of postal packets sent and received by Government Departments was about 74,000,000 in 1913, and about 285,000,000 in 1920. The value of services so rendered to other Government Departments in 1920–21 is estimated at about £2,500,000, and credit to this amount will be taken for them in the Post Office commercial accounts.