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Estimate of the Revenue which would be derived from the Post Office under the proposed arrangement.

Heads of charge.—See page 14 Present cost of primary distribution, (See page 14, column D.) Estimated Cost of Primary Distribution, assuming the number of Newspapers and Franked Letters to remain under all ciscumstances as at present, but the number of Chargeable letters,
1st.
To remain as at present, viz. 88,608,000 per ann.
2nd.
To increase two-fold.
3rd.
To increase three-fold.
4th.
To increase four-fold.
5th.
To increase five-fold.
6th.
To increase six-fold.
7th.
To increase seven-fold.
Such increase would augment the whole number of packets to be distributed, whether Chargeable Letters, Franks, ar Newspapers, in the ratio of
1 7/10 to 1 2 4/10 to 1 3 1/10 to 1 3 8/10 to 1 4 5/10 to 1 5 2/10 to 1
£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Salaries and allowances 222,510 190,000 209,000 224,000 230,000 246,000 255,000 263,000
Allowances for special services and travelling charges 8,039 8,039 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 13,000 14,000
Conveyance of mails, &c. 135,919 135,919 179,000 223,000 267,000 310,000 354,000 398,000
Packet services &c. 4,987 4,987 6,200 7,400 8,700 10,000 11,300 12,600
Tradesmen's bills, &c. 9,974 9,974 12,000 13,000 14,000 15,000 16,000 17,000
Rents, tithes, and taxes 4,085 4,085 4,700 5,200 5,600 6,000 6,400 6,800
Law charges 5,913 5,913 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000
Stationery, printing, & postage 3,539 3,539 4,200 4,800 5,400 6,000 6,600 7,200
Superannuation allowances, &c. 30,248 30,248 30,248 30,248 30,248 30,248 30,248 30,248
Menai and Conway bridges (tolls) 1,303 1,303 1,800 2,200 2,600 3,000 3,400 3,800
Total cost of primary dist. 426,517 393,094 462,148 526,848 582,548 647,248 705,948 763,648
Receipts 369,200 738,400 1,107,600 1,476,800 1,846,000 2,215,200 2,584,400
Net revenue or profit …… 23,894
Loss.
276,752 580,752 894,252 1,198,752 1,509,252 1,820,752