HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 c81W
124. Mr. Carson

asked the Postmaster-General what would be the cost of reducing the rate of postage of an inland letter from the present rate of 2½d. to the pre-war rate of 1½d.

Mr. Hobson

At prevailing levels of traffic the annual cost of reducing the postage rate on inland letters from 2½d. to 1½d. is estimated at £15,800,000. The associated reduction of a 1d., in the postcard rate, from 2d. to 1d., would cost a further £1,200,000, making a total cost of £17,000,000.

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