§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many first-class letters, second-class letters and parcels were handled by the Post Office over the Christmas period in 1975 and how these figures compare for the same period in 1974; and if he will make a statement.
§ Richard Wainwright
Mr. asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total number of letters and packets, respectively, handled by the Post Office during the 1974 Christmas period; and what is the current prediction for the totals to be handled during the Christmas period 1975.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
These are matters for the Post Office, which inform me that over the period 13th December 1975 to 2nd January 1976 the figures are as follows:
Millions 1974–75 1975–76 First-class letters and packets 282 187 Second-class letters and packets 524 449 Total 806 636 Parcels 10.8 7.8
It is not possible to provide separate figures for etters and packets.
The 1975–76 figures are provisional.