Postal Rates.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 22nd May 1940.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

asked the Postmaster-General whether the volume of business of his Department has been adversely affected by the recent increases in postal rates; and, if so, to what extent?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

Yes, Sir: but present indications are that the reduction in postal business is likely to prove to be rather less than was allowed for in the Budget estimate of postal revenue.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

Can the Minister give some indication as to whether the volume has been decreased irrespective of the increased revenue that comes from increased rates?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

Yes, Sir. I have indicated that the volume has decreased.