§ 3. Lieut-Colonel Lipton
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what action is being taken on the Terrington Report.
§ 10. Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will now make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government in regard to the recognition of staff associations within the Post Office.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Why is the hon. Gentleman not able to keep the promise he made a week or two ago that he would make an announcement today? What is holding up a decision in this matter? Is he finding it difficult to abandon some of the arguments he was advancing so strenuously a few months ago on the subject of trade union recognition in the Post Office?
§ Mr. Macpherson
Is my hon. Friend aware that he did say he was going to make an announcement this week? While appreciating the difficulties involved, may I ask him if there is any change in that intention?
§ Mr. Gammans
I was hoping to be able to make a statement today, but for a variety of reasons, of which one is that a statement on another subject is being made today, I am unable to do so.