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Charities (Christmas Card Deliveries)

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the response of charitable organisations to the liberalising of restrictions on the delivery of Christmas cards.

A number of inquiries have been received from charities wishing to take advantage of the concession, nearly all of whom envisage operating on a local basis. The development of any system for wider distribution will necessarily take some time to establish, and I think it will be a year of two before charities are ready to take full advantage of the concession.