HC Deb 29 June 1925 vol 185 c2050W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the practice in official papers of including Post Office expenditure with the expenditure of non-revenue Civil Services, frequently without any reference to the fact that the Post Office is a revenue Department with a revenue greater than its expenditure; and whether, to avoid misleading the public as to the cost of the Post Office, he will take steps to secure that, whenever Post Office expenditure is given, a reference will also be made to Post Office revenue?


I am not sure what official papers the hon. Member has in mind, but where particulars of expenditure are needed, naturally Post Office expenditure is shown as such. I do not think anyone is thereby led to forget that the Post Office is a revenue producing Department.