HC Deb 08 April 1935 vol 300 c808W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he intends to discontinue commercial advertising in post offices after the end of this year; and, if so, what loss will be incurred to the revenue by this decision?


Yes, Sir. The net sum accruing to the Post Office, which has diminished steadily over a period of years, was about £21,500 in the financial year just ended. Against the loss of this revenue there will be a considerable gain in the form of publicity space which can be utilised for the purposes of the Post Office and also, I hope, in the way of improvement of the general appearance of the public offices.