HC Deb 25 March 1964 vol 692 c101W
Mr. Shinwell

asked the Postmaster-General what is the annual contribution by Her Majesty's Government towards postal service costs due to franking of letters and parcels.

Mr. Mawby

Government Departments pay for all mails services at the same rates as the public. Post Office income in 1962–63 included £11.4 million in respect of inland mails on which postage stamps were not used and £0.7 million in respect of identifiable purchases of stamps by Government Departments.