HC Deb 12 January 1976 vol 903 c5W
Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many first-class letters, second-class letters and parcels were handled by the Post Office over the Christmas period in 1975 and how these figures compare for the same period in 1974; and if he will make a statement.

Richard Wainwright

Mr. asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total number of letters and packets, respectively, handled by the Post Office during the 1974 Christmas period; and what is the current prediction for the totals to be handled during the Christmas period 1975.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

These are matters for the Post Office, which inform me that over the period 13th December 1975 to 2nd January 1976 the figures are as follows:

1974–75 1975–76
First-class letters and packets 282 187
Second-class letters and packets 524 449
Total 806 636
Parcels 10.8 7.8

It is not possible to provide separate figures for etters and packets.

The 1975–76 figures are provisional.