HC Deb 15 February 1937 vol 320 c855W
Mr. Viant

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the figures relating to traffic and extra staff during the Christmas period for the country as a whole?

Major Tryon

The numbers of extra staff employed for Christmas pressure in 1934, 1935, and 1936 were approximately 74,000, 79,400 and 86,000 respectively, the numbers of letters posted at the larger offices were 169,500,000, 185,000,000 and 232,000,000, and the numbers of parcels delivered were 14,000,000, 15,500,000 and 16,000,000.