My hon. friend says that it is a "guesstimate". It is true that the revenue calculations of the department would be materially altered, whether any actual cash transfer took place or not, if the department were credited with the amount of postage which would normally accrue to it
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from those various departments of government which load the mails with all sorts of material, some of which is necessary and some of which is straight propaganda. From personal experience I know that the mail from government departments which comes to the desks of business people in this country is so voluminous that it cannot even be scanned and, most appropriately, finds its way into the waste paper basket. Some of it, Mr. Chairman, is pure junk.
Subtopic: AMENDMENT TO INCREASE POSTAGE ON LETTERS AFTER APRIL 1, 1954