HC Deb 05 May 1924 vol 173 cc64-5W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give the latest available figures of expenditure and revenue on the Post Office wireless stations at Leafield, Cairo, Stonehaven, Caister, and Northolt, respectively, distinguishing in each case on the revenue side between revenue for commercial traffic and the credit for Government traffic?

Station. Financial year 1923–24.
Revenue. Expenditure.
Interest and Depreciation. Running costs including Overhead Charges. Total.
£ £ £ £
Leafield and Banbury 42,342 14,358 31,097 45,455
Cairo 10,599 16,756 28,927 45,683
Northolt 7,174 5,159 6,017 11,176
Stonehaven 6,449 3,176 12,242 15,418

Similar figures for Caister are not yet available, but it is estimated that the deficit on the working of that station for 1923–24 was, approximately, £1,700. The estimates of revenue cover both commercial and Government traffic. As pointed out in the answer to the hon. Member's question of the 15th November last, the receipts for Government messages are actual payments.