31. Mr. GIDEON MURRAY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the widespread dissatisfaction caused by the recent increase in the postcard rate to 1½d.; and whether, in view of his general statement that he would make remissions of increases in charges whenever the Post Office revenue warranted this step, he will agree, in order to moderate this dissatisfaction, that the first remission to be made when the revenue warrants it will be in the postcard rate?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The question of reducing the rates charged to the public will be considered as soon as the state of Post Office finance permits, but I cannot. 1979 anticipate the decision which will then be arrived at.
Can my right hon. Friend give some undertaking that these will be the first rates to be reduced?