HC Deb 23 March 1960 vol 620 cc46-7W
72. Mr. Peyton

asked the Postmaster-General what he estimates would be the net result to Post Office revenues of charging 2½d. for all inland communications weighing one ounce or less.

Mr. Bevins

To charge 2½d. for letters now charged at 3d. would reduce the revenue by about £9 million. The minimum weight step for printed papers is at the moment 2 oz. and it is difficult to say what would be the effect of introducing a charge of 2½d. for the first ounce with consequential changes in the rest of the tariff. But additional revenue of the order of £6 million might result.