HC Deb 21 January 1982 vol 16 c185W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister if, in the interest of public expenditure, she will make it a matter of policy that all public bodies should end their practice of sending Christmas and new year greeting cards at public expense.

The Prime Minister

No. This is not a matter for central instructions. I am quite certain that the chairmen and board members of the various public bodies to which the hon. Member refers are well aware of the balance between financial economy, on the one hand, and the good will generated by these cards in their areas of operation, on the other.