HC Deb 27 February 1959 vol 600 cc201-2W
Lady Gammans

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider introducing into the Post Office Savings Scheme a book in which it would be possible for the clerks to enter in writing the amount of each withdrawal.

Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance, if he will set out in tabular form information for the Stoke-on-Trent area similar to that contained in Table 7 of the Digest of Pneumoconiosis Statistics, 1957, and give the same statistics separately for mining, potteries and foundries.

Mr. Vane

The following table gives the information in respect of cases under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act. Figures for the Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis Benefit Scheme for the Stoke area are not available as the Board does not keep statistics on a geographical basis.

Mr. Marples

To do as suggested would increase work at Post Offices and call for bigger books. No commensurate advantage would result because already the receipt given by the customer can be referred to if there is any doubt. If, however, my hon. Friend has some particular case in mind I should be glad to look into it.