HC Deb 21 November 1968 vol 773 c307W
Mr. Sharpies

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement concerning his policy for the provision of stamp machines attached to letter boxes.

Mr. Joseph Slater

Stamp machines are provided at letter boxes where the nearest machine is more than half-a-mile distant (or in rural areas, one mile) and alternative arrangements for obtaining stamps are judge to be inadequate; annual sales are likely to be at least £30; and service and maintenance costs are not disproportionately high.