Constant efforts are made through such media as the Post Office Guide, notices in post offices and in periodical statements issued with the cooperation of the Press and the B.B.C. to make these conditions known to the posting public; and if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind and will let me have particulars, I will gladly make inquiry.
While thanking the hon. Gentleman for his reply, may I ask him whether he is aware that most people who find that they have paid money for protection which they did not get are told that the regulations are to be found in the Post Office Guide? Does he not agree that that is not good enough and that no private firm would be able to get away with a system of that kind, and will he intensify the system which he mentioned for explaining these matters to the public in the post office and in the Press?
It is not only in the Post Office Guide that the information is given. I note that we have given two notices to the Press this year, and I think that both were transmitted over the B.B.C. Also, there are notices in the post offices themselves where people register letters or parcels.