HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c181W
7. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will instruct his regional petroleum officers to stop the practice of requesting correspondents to complete and return gummed address slips, in view of the waste of time involved.

Mr. Gaitskell

This practice which is already widely used in other Government Departments and business circles has been adopted in one regional office and if successful will be extended to other offices. Its purpose is to reduce staff and to deal with applications more quickly.