HC Deb 04 May 1989 vol 152 c204W
64. Mr. John Townend

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest figure for the increase of MO.

Mr. Lilley

In the year to March 1989 MO grew by 6.2 per cent. in seasonally adjusted terms. Of this rise, 6 per cent. occurred in the six months to September. Since then the increase has been only 0.2 per cent. Though the postal dispute in the autumn may have affected the figures to some extent, there has clearly been a marked slowdown.

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