HC Deb 15 October 2002 vol 390 c639W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary for Work and Pensions (1) whether he plans to allow applicants to open a Post Office account(a) in person at post office counters and (b) in writing; [74359]

(2) when Post Office accounts will be available. [74360]

Mr. McCartney

Customers who wish to open Post Office card accounts will need to discuss their account options with the relevant paying Department. They will then be given a letter to take to their Post Office branch where they will be issued with an application form. The Post Office plan to have available the card account from April 2003.