§ Mr. Kershaw
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a 457-page book of postal codes for parts of Gloucestershire has been prepared, that many houses in the same street have different codes and that already many amendments have been made; whether he is satisfied with this system; what is the cost of the book and of distribution and the amendments since publication; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
Yes: the Gloucestershire Postcode Directory covers practically the whole of the county. Postcodes identify quite small groups of houses or even a single block, and it follows that there may be more than one code allocated within a street. It is inevitable that some amendments will be required in a directory of this kind, if only to take account of changes which occur between its preparation and publication. We do not circulate amendments piecemeal: they are recorded for inclusion in the next issue of the directory or in a supplement. The total cost so far is about £1,000.