HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c1049W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give the latest available figures of the income and expenditure, including a proper allowance for depreciation, interest, sinking fund, and overhead charges of the telegraph services conducted by the General Post Office, distinguishing between the inland telegraph services, cable services, and wireless services?


The Post Office Commercial Accounts for 1922–23, which will shortly be available, will give the information asked for by the hon. Member, including detailed figures respecting the revenue and expenditure of the various Government wireless services and the Imperial cable service. It would be extremely difficult to separate the figures as between ordinary inland and foreign telegrams with any approach to accuracy.