§ 39. Mr. Rippon
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will give a general direction to the Post Office to maintain sub-post offices without reducing either their services or the remuneration of sub-postmasters.
§ Mr. Michael Marshall
No. The services provided to sub-post offices and the remuneration of sub-postmasters are matters for negotiation between the Post Office and the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters respectively.
The effects of any significant proposed change of business volume on the sub-post office network will however be subject to the most careful consideration and proper consultation.