asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, before proceeding with Sir Derek Rayner's proposed changes in the methods of payment of strike benefits, he will consult the Post Office Users' National Council and the Association of District Councils in view of the estimated loss of 20 per cent. of sub-post office counter business.
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend, the Member for Huntingdonshire (Mr. Major) on 18 January—[Vol. 976, c. 885–6.]