§ MR. W. H. SMITH
asked the Postmaster General, If he will lay upon the Table an estimate of the proposed increased expenditure which will be involved by the introduction of the Parcels Post?
§ MR. FAWCETT
The information which we have as to the details of the expenditure connected with the Parcels Post are not sufficiently complete to enable me to lay before the House, at the present time, the Estimate asked for by my right hon. Friend. I have every reason to expect that the Parcels Post will be in operation by the beginning of July, and it is my intention to lay a detailed Estimate upon the Table before it comes into operation. I may state that it is anticipated that in the first year the expenditure will be covered by the receipts, and in the expenditure many items will be included which in ordinary business would be charged to capital.