HC Deb 23 July 1979 vol 971 c11W
57. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, in view of the fact that the chairman of the Post Office refuses to reply to the letters he receives from hon. Members who make complaints on behalf of their constituents of failings in the postal services, on the grounds that he has a large volume of correspondence from, among others, hon. Members, whether to relieve him of this, he will dismiss him forthwith.

Mr. Michael Marshall

No. It is a matter for the chairman of the Post Office to decide how to deal with correspondence addressed to him. I understand that where correspondence from Members of Parliament concerns matters specifically relating to one of the constituent businesses, the chairman decides whether it is likely to be of most help if the reply comes directly from the business concerned, and, if he feels this is the case, he makes the appropriate arrangements.

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