Page:Statesman's Year-Book 1899 American Edition.djvu/434

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.


94

THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — UNITED KINGDOM

luland Orders

Total 1

Number

Amount

Number

Amount

1890 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898

9,027,750 9,027,934 9,190,304 9,334,299 9,314,022 9,429,609

£ 23,333,417 24,575,036 24,953,532 25,582,236 25,919,853 27,494,145

10,374,144 10,524,774 10,685,206 10,900,963 10,921,617 11,128,258

£ 27,165,905 28,720,829 28,923,127 29,726,817 30,249,087 32,114,579

1 Including colonial and foreign orders.

The inland orders in 1897-98 were as follows : —

Number

Value

Number per cent, of Population

England Scotland Ireland

Total, U.K.

7,914,255 967,740 547,614

£

23,211,225

2,772,746

1,510,174

25-2 22-7 12'0

9,429,609

27,494,145

23-5

The number and value of ' postal orders ' were as follows : —

Year ending March 31

Niunber

Amount

1890 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898

44,712,548 57,232,939 60,681,078 64,076,377 67,182,998 71,380,975

£ 17,737,802 21,768,793 22,759,282 23,896,594 24,826,874 26,014,583

The telegraphs were transferred to the State on February 5, 1870; on March 31, 1898, the British Postal Telegraphs had 41,516 miles of telegraph line, and 280,578 miles of wire.

The following table gives the number of telegraphic messages forwarded from postal telegraph stations in 1879 and in each of the last five years : —