HC Deb 21 August 1940 vol 364 cc1327-8W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Postmaster-General what is the revenue from the sale of postage stamps from the date of operation of the increased charges to the last available date and the revenue for the corresponding period a year ago; and what was the corresponding revenue for the last month and the corresponding month last year, respectively?

Captain Waterhouse

The approximate revenue derived from the sale of postage stamps, including postage prepaid in cash, since the date of operation of the increased charges up to the end of June, 1940, amounted to £8,982,000, while the corresponding figure for the previous year was £7,802,000. Later revenue figures are not yet available. The figures for June, 1940, and June, 1939, respec-

For delivery in the Town area of Latest times of posting at London Head District Post Offices.
Ordinary letters. Express Letters.
Twickenham 10.0 a.m. Eastern and Northern Districts. 2.30 p.m. South Western, Eastern, Northern and North Western Districts.
10.30 a.m. Paddington and North Western Districts. 3.0 p.m. Western, Paddington and South Eastern District.
11.0 a.m. Eastern Central, Western Central and Western Districts. 3.30 p.m. Eastern Central and West Central Districts.
11.30 a.m. South Western and South Eastern Districts.
Hounslow 11.0 a.m. Western, Eastern and North Western Districts. 3.30 p.m. in all Districts excep Western District (2.30 p.m.) Northern District (4.0 p.m.) South Western and South Eastern Districts (4.30 p.m.).
11.30 a.m. Eastern Central, Western Central, Paddington and South Western Districts.
Noon. Northern District.
12.30 p.m. South Eastern District.
Isleworth Same as for Hounslow, except that in the Northern District the time is 11.0 a.m. instead of noon. 3.30 p.m. Paddington District.
4.0 p.m. Eastern and Northern Districts.
4.30 p.m. South Eastern District.
5.0 p.m. Western District.
5.30 p.m. North Western District.
6.0 p.m. Eastern Central, Western Central and South Western Districts. (On Saturdays, the times of posting vary up to 2½ hours earlier according to the District.)
The latest times of posting in all London Sub Districts for delivery of ordinary letters the same day at Twickenham, Hounslow and Isleworth is 8.30 a.m. and Noon for express letters (except the South West Sub Districts where letters for express delivery at Hounslow and Isleworth may be accepted up to 2.15 p.m.).

Mr. Keeling

asked the Postmaster-General the latest time of posting in Twickenham, Hounslow and Isleworth for ordinary and express delivery in London the same day?

tively are £4,188,000 and 3,931,000. This latter comparison, however, does not take into consideration the substantial fall in postal revenue which had already taken place before the 1st May due to war conditions. A more reliable comparison would be with March, 1940, the last normal month before the increase in the postal charges. The figures for that month are £3,393,000.