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Registered Letters And Parcels

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 14 June 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General how many registered letters and parcels were sent by post in each of the years 1936 to 1939 and 1946 to 1949; what proportion was lost; and how much was paid in compensation in each year

REGISTERED LETTERS
YearPostingsNumber of Claims paidAmount of CompensationClaims paid expressed as percentage of total traffic
£
1936–3741,890,0004472,007·0011
3843,291,0008984,005·0021
3942,993,0001,0424,946·0024
4048,100,0001,6105,166·0033
47113,500,0007,56838,528·0067
48116,400,0008,71452,132·0075
49116,400,0008,28147,661·0071
50*116,000,0007,13545,341·0061
*The figures for 1949–50 are provisional.
REGISTERED PARCELS
YearPostingsNumber of Claims paidAmount of CompensationClaims paid expressed as percentage of total traffic
£
1936–372,291,000197285·0086
382,475,000238262·0096
392,519,000225348·0089
403,300,000163313·0049
4739,000,0003,07612,969·0079
4835,750,0003,79115,711·0106
4935,000,0002,42611,580·0069
50*31,000,0001,7827,846·0058
*The figures for 1949–50 are provisional.