§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to promote the use of the Post Office card by beneficiaries. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The Government's information campaign, to support the move to Direct Payment, provides customers with factual information on the banking options available to them, including information on the Post Office card account. The information is presented in a way that enables customers to decide which account option is best for their individual circumstances.