§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Industry by whom the studies into the demand for wider banking facilities commissioned by the Post Office were carried out; and what was the cost.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
Research into the wider markets for National Giro services has been undertaken by leading consultants. These consultants were not commissioned by the Government and it is a matter for the Post Office to provide information on the authorship and costs of the studies undertaken on its behalf.