HC Deb 20 May 1968 vol 765 cc10-1W
Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity in exercise of her overall responsibility for prices and incomes policy if she will publish a list of the prices charged by nationalised industries, public boards and the Post Office for a representative range

October, 1964 July, 1966 November, 1967 Today
British Rail Fares
Standard mileage rate:
2nd class travel per mile 3d. 3¼d. 3¼d. 3¼d.
London Transport Fares
General (Bus and Underground rate)
One mile journey 4d. 4d. 4d. 4d.
Five mile journey 1s. 4d. 1s. 6d. 1s. 6d. 1s. 6d.
Ten mile journey 2s. 6d. 2s. 9d. 2s. 9d. 2s. 9d.
Domestic Air Fares—(single fare, tourist class):
London to Glasgow £7 14s. 0d. £8 14s. 0d. £9 13s. 0d. £9 13s. 0d.
London to Manchester £5 10s. 0d. £6 4s. 0d. £6 9s. 0d. £6 9s. 0d.
British Road Services (Parcels)
Rates for transporting 28 lb. load over:
100 miles 7s. 4d. 7s. 9d. 7s. 9d. 9s. 3d.
200 miles 9s. 1d. 9s. 6d. 9s. 6d. 10s. 3d.
400 miles 10s. l0d. 11s. 3d. lls. 3d 11s 9d.
National Coal Board
House Coal (Group 4)—Zone delivered:
Prices per ton—London area 147s. 9d.* (167s. 9d.) 161s. 11d.* (181s. l1d.) 181s. l1d. 156s. l1d.*
Electricity Industry
Domestic tariff—London area on annual rate of consumption of 2,500 kwh:
Pence per kwh 2.108 2.382 2.699 2.699
Gas Industry
Domestic tariff—London area on annual rate of consumption of 250 therms:
Pence per therm 25.58 26.91 26.91 29.49
Post Office Charges, Telephone Service
Resident's exclusive line rental per quarter £3 10s. 0d. £3 10s. 0d. £3 10s. 0d. £3 10s. 0d.
Local calls: non-S.T.D.—from resident's lines 2½d. 2½d. 2½d. 2½d.
Local calls: S.T.D. Coinbox-full rates, minimum charge 3d. for 3 minutes 3d. for 3 minutes 6d. for 6 minutes 6d. for 6minutes
Postal Services
Internal rates for:
1 oz. letter 3d. 4d. 4d. 4d.
1 oz. Printed paper item 2½d. 3d. 3d. 3d.
21b. Parcel 2s. 0d. 2s. 9d. 3s. 0d. 3s. 0d.
* Discounted summer price. Figures in brackets for October, 1964 and July, 1966 are the normal winter prices.