HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 cc256-7W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications if he is aware that before and shortly after his announcement of the waiving of the post Office monopoly, pirate postal delivery services were operating; and if he will give a general direction to the Post Office to investigate all cases of failure to obtain a licence for such services, to prosecute those concerned, and to publish the number of applications for such licences made and granted.

Mr. Chataway

I am aware of Press reports to that effect, but the Post Office does not need a direction from me to take any action it may think necessary.