Mr. ALFRED DAVIES (Clitheroe)
asked the Postmaster-General whether he received a letter from the Federation of British Industries, dated 8th June, demanding an advisory committee of competent business persons with plenary powers to reform and reorganise the business of the Post Office; whether the advisory committee recently set up at the Post Office was set up in response to the request from this body; and whether, in order to make the position clear, he will state the conditions and powers under which the advisory committee will deliberate?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
My decision to establish a Business Advisory Council in connection with the Post Office was taken early in May, and the letters of invitation were sent out on June 2nd. The function of the Council will be to advise me on the business aspect of matters of policy which I may refer to them either on my own initiative or at the suggestion of members of the Council.