HC Deb 23 July 1979 vol 971 c13
13. Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will seek to repeal section 1 of the Post Office Act 1969.

The Under-Secretary of State for Industry (Mr. Michael Marshall)

Yes, Sir.

Dr. Marshall

I wonder whether that reply conveys the information that the hon. Gentleman wished to convey. Does he really mean that he wants to bring back the Postmaster-General?

Mr. Michael Marshall

We have no plans to do so.

Mr. Hordern

Has my hon. Friend seen a recent questionnaire sent by the Post Office to subscribers asking them to say whether they find telephone conversations boring, very boring, slightly boring or not at all boring? Is my hon. Friend aware that subscribers are paid about £2.50 for this information? Will he suggest to the Post Office chairman that the Post Office might find better things to do?

Mr. Michael Marshall

That is a matter for management.

Dr. Marshall

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether the Minister gave the answer that he intended to give to my question. If he did, in view of its unsatisfactory nature, I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment.