HC Deb 07 February 1986 vol 91 c287W
Mr. Patchett

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the chairman of the Post Office concerning the future of benefit payments at post offices; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Pattie

The payment of social security benefits forms a substantial proportion of the work of the counters business and the future level of such traffic is therefore covered in my department's periodic discussions with the Post Office about future plans for the business.