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Wednesday, 3 April 1968


Mr King asked the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

How many partly privately erected telephone lines or services were connected to exchanges of up to 200 capacity in each of the States in the years 1964-65, 1965-66 and 1966-67?


Mr Hulme - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Department's statistics are not recorded in a form which would permit extraction of the particular information sought by the honourable member. However, in 1966-67, a total of 1,600 part privately erected lines was connected to exchanges of all sizes throughout the Commonwealth. This figure represents 3.38% of the net increase in servicesin operation in country areas in 1966-67.

Mail Services (QuestionNo.53)


Mr Webb asked the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

1.   What was the financial return for 1966-67 in respect of each of the four classes or categories of mail provided for in the domestic rates structure?

2.   What would have been the return in each class based on the same volume of mail at the new postal rates?

3.   What was the percentage of the total financial return for the same year which was attributable to each class of mail?

4.   What would have been the percentage of the total financial return attributable to each class based on the same volume of mail at the new postal rates?

5.   What was the cost in 1966-67 of delivering mail in each of the four classes of categories provided for in the domestic rales structure?

6.   What is the estimated cost in 1967-68 of delivering mail in each of these four classes or categories?


Mr Hulme - The answers to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

 







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