HC Deb 19 December 1956 vol 562 c185W
139. Mr. Lewis

asked the Postmaster-General by how much he anticipates his oil and petrol costs will rise as a result of the increase of 1s. 5d. a gallon on petrol; and whether he will give an assurance that he will not recoup this amount by increasing postage and telephone charges.

Mr. Alport

The Answer to the first part of the Question is about £80,000 a month. The Answer to the second part is that no consequential increase in Post Office charges is at present contemplated.