Development and Finance

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd November 1955.

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Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock 12:00 am, 2nd November 1955

asked the Postmaster-General whether the financial situation and the proposals to deal with it, as outlined in Command Paper No. 9576, were discussed by the Post Office Advisory Council; and on what date.

Dr. Hill:

Yes, Sir. The Post Office Advisory Committee was consulted on the problem generally and on tentative proposals to deal with it on 10th February, 1955.

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

Can the right hon. Gentleman make it perfectly clear that the position and the solutions were known long before the General Election and that no attempt was made to deal with the matter?

Dr. Hill:

It is also perfectly clear that in recent months there have been added problems, including increased wage awards of £14 million a year.