§ LORD ALPORT
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will examine the desirability of using the local authority rating system as a means of providing financial viability for the present Post Office postal delivery service, instead of relying on a progressive increase in postal charges.
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY (LORD BESWICK)
It is considered preferable that the costs of the postal services should be borne by users of those services rather than by ratepayers.