HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 c632W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement about the efficiency of the postal services.

Mr. Ridley

The Post Office has set itself a target for this year to deliver 3 per cent. more letters on average by the next day. I welcome this commitment. Its real unit costs fell by 4.6 per cent. over the last target period, the three years to 29 March 1989.