§ 23. Mr. Houghton
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps are under consideration for more closely relating the commercial and cash accounts of the Post Office; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gammans
A statement showing how the commercial accounts and cash accounts are reconciled is included in the commercial accounts. In addition to this, a forecast of the commercial accounts and a reconciliation statement is included in the published Estimates. I do not consider that any further steps are necessary.
§ Mr. Houghton
That means that many of the reforms so long advocated by hon. Members opposite in the keeping of Post Office accounts are not to be adopted.
§ Hon. Members: Answer !