§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he had from the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters about his policy to start the issue of petrol coupons on the day on which pensions and other allowances are payable ; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
No formal representations have been received. I know the secretary of the federation has expressed dissatisfaction with the starting date, but the Post Office was fully consulted about the arrangements and was satisfied that it would be able to handle the situation, as indeed it is doing.