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Post Office

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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39.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will give a general direction to the Post Office to maintain sub-post offices without reducing either their services or the remuneration of sub-postmasters.

No. The services provided to sub-post offices and the remuneration of sub-postmasters are matters for negotiation between the Post Office and the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters respectively.The effects of any significant proposed change of business volume on the sub-post office network will however be subject to the most careful consideration and proper consultation.