HC Deb 15 February 1971 vol 811 c1188
33. Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications whether he will give a general direction to the Post Office to increase the number of anti-bandit screens at public counters in Crown Post Offices.

Mr. Chataway

No, Sir. This is a matter for the Post Office.

Mr. Morris

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware how concerned post office counter clerks are about the continuing hazard which they face from bandits? Presumably he is aware that they feel so concerned that they have threatened possible further industrial action on this issue. Will the right hon. Gentleman give his immediate attention to the acceleration of the programme for anti-bandit screens?

Mr. Chataway

I am informed by the Post Office that its current installation programme should be completed by August this year.