Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Post Offices (Services) on 10th February 1986.
Mr. Patchett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he has received from the consultants appointed by him to advise on the scope for the transfer of services provided on his behalf by Post Offices to other institutions; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major No such consultancy exercise has been commissioned. I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the recent survey carried out on attitudes to methods and frequency of payment of benefit. The conclusions of the survey are now being studied.