HC Deb 13 July 1960 vol 626 c1382
27. Mr. Mason

asked the Postmaster-General if he is yet able to make a statement on the possibilities of a postal cheque system being introduced in the Post Office.

Mr. Bevins

I am afraid this is taking rather longer than I had hoped and it may be some time yet before I can make any statement.

Mr. Mason

Has not this question been under consideration for some months? Will the Postmaster-General tell us why the delay? Can he not at least indicate whether it has been favourably or sympathetically considered?

Mr. Bevins

There has been no undue delay. This business of a giro operated by the Post Office is a very large subject indeed. I have given it an enormous amount of exhaustive study, but I should not like to make a pronouncement to the House until have reached my conclusions.