§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will institute an inquiry into methods of affording effective protection for sub-postmasters against attacks by robbers; and if he will make a statement on the number of such incidents in 1967 and on the latest available figure.
§ Mr. Mason
The security of sub-post offices is regularly reviewed by a joint committee of the Post Office and the National Federation of Sub Postmasters. In addition the Home Office are arranging for the secondment of a senior police officer to look at Post Office security problems, including counter security. As 225W regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answer which I gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Mid-Bedfordshire (Mr. Hastings) on 25th April.—[Vol. 763, c. 462–3.]