Post Office Act

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23 July 1979.

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Photo of Dr Edmund Marshall Dr Edmund Marshall , Goole 12:00, 23 July 1979

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will seek to repeal section 1 of the Post Office Act 1969.

Photo of Dr Edmund Marshall Dr Edmund Marshall , Goole

I wonder whether that reply conveys the information that the hon. Gentleman wished to convey. Does he really mean that he wants to bring back the Postmaster-General?

Photo of Mr Michael Marshall Mr Michael Marshall , Arundel

We have no plans to do so.

Photo of Mr Peter Hordern Mr Peter Hordern , Horsham and Crawley

Has my hon. Friend seen a recent questionnaire sent by the Post Office to subscribers asking them to say whether they find telephone conversations boring, very boring, slightly boring or not at all boring? Is my hon. Friend aware that subscribers are paid about £2·50 for this information? Will he suggest to the Post Office chairman that the Post Office might find better things to do?

Photo of Mr Michael Marshall Mr Michael Marshall , Arundel

That is a matter for management.

Photo of Mr Michael Marshall Mr Michael Marshall , Arundel

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether the Minister gave the answer that he intended to give to my question. If he did, in view of its unsatisfactory nature, I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment.