HC Deb 19 January 1965 vol 705 cc13-4W
66. Mr. Woodnutt

asked the Post master-General how he will make provision for the £3½ million required by his Department to meet the extra cost of hydrocarbon oils and National Insurance.

Mr. Benn

The additional cost of £3½ million falls about equally on postal services and telecommunications. I think that the latter will be able to absorb their share. The financial difficulties of the postal services are under consideration.