HC Deb 27 July 1964 vol 699 c180W
57. Mr. Speir

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what steps he has taken to ensure that pensioners and other beneficiaries do not suffer hardship where payment of their benefit is delayed as a result of the postal dispute.

Mr. Wood

Until postal delays have been overcome, there are special arrangements to help people whose postal drafts or order books have been delayed and who need payment urgently. In that event they should get in touch with their local Pensions and National Insurance Office. In the meantime it will be helpful if beneficiaries, as far as possible, will wait until payments reach them through the post in the ordinary way.