HC Deb 14 November 1951 vol 493 cc960-1
23. Mr. Houghton

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps are under consideration for more closely relating the commercial and cash accounts of the Post Office; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gammans

A statement showing how the commercial accounts and cash accounts are reconciled is included in the commercial accounts. In addition to this, a forecast of the commercial accounts and a reconciliation statement is included in the published Estimates. I do not consider that any further steps are necessary.

Mr. Houghton

That means that many of the reforms so long advocated by hon. Members opposite in the keeping of Post Office accounts are not to be adopted.

Hon. Members: Answer !

Mr. Gammans

The hon Member asked no question as far as I am aware.