HC Deb 22 February 1922 vol 150 c1912W

On Monday,th February, 1922, Major GLYN asked the Postmaster-General what are the latest returns of his Department in regard to 2d. postage, 1½d. postcard rates, picture postcards, and trade communications; and how these figures compare with the corresponding figures for November, December, and January, 1913–14 and 1920–21 regarding both volume and revenue?


in reply, now circulated the following statement

The estimated number of letters, postcards, printed, papers, and newspapers passing through the post in 1913–14, 1920–21, and 1921–22 are as follows:

1913–14. 1920–21. 1921–22. (Provisional estimate.)
Millions. Millions. Millions.
Letters 3,477.8 3,400.0 3,350.0
Postcards 926.5 577.0 500.0
Printed Papers 1,172.3 1,340.0 1,150.0
Newspapers 207.1 202.0 190.0

The returns on which these figures are based do not distinguish between picture postcards and other postcards. Separate figures are not available for the numbers in November, December, and January.

The gross revenue collected in respect of postage on correspondence, including parcels, is estimated as follows:—

Year. £
1913–14 22,100,000
1920–21 38,200,000
1921.22 40,100,000
(Provisional estimate.)