HC Deb 20 February 1995 vol 255 c72W
29. Mr. Dunn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether pensioners will be able to choose to have their benefits paid through the Post Office.

Mr. Arbuthnot

We are committed to giving pensioners the choice of payment directly into their bank or building society by automated credit transfer or at a post office. If they choose to continue to receive their pensions at a post office, they can still be paid by ACT into a Girobank or National Savings account. For pensioners and others who do not want to be paid in this way, we are planning significant improvements in the delivery of benefits at post offices. The post office network will be automated, and orderbooks and girocheques replaced with a benefit payment card.