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Postage Rates (Increase)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Postmaster-General whether, with a view to ascertaining the effect of the increased rates of postage at the earliest possible date, he will be in a position to give a table showing the number of sealed and unsealed letters, circulars, postcards, and other postal packets passing through his Department in the three months ending December, 1940, together with similar particulars for the corresponding months of 1939; or can he indicate in any other way, during 1940, the extent to which postal business has been affected by the increased rates of postage?

Approximate figures for the purpose of such a comparison as the hon. Member has in mind will be available in the course of the current year.