HC Deb 10 July 1957 vol 573 c42W
62. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Postmaster-General how the postal account for the year 1956–57 compares with the previous two years' surplus of £3.4 million and £1.5 million, respectively.

Mr. Marples

The Postal Service Account for 1956–57 is likely to show a deficit of over £3 million. There was a deficit of £1½ million, not a surplus, in 1955–56.