HC Deb 10 February 1960 vol 617 c47W
58. Mr. Mason

asked the Postmaster-General to what extent he visualises a rundown in activity and work of the Factories Department of the Post Office; and what consideration he is giving to the abolition of this separate administration by merging it with another department.

Miss Pike

The Post Office Factories Department is mainly engaged on repairs which are closely related to the activity of the Post Office generally. I know of no reason for expecting any further rundown in its work. It employs nearly 3,000 people and I am satisfied that the work it does is best handled by a separate department.