§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he has any proposals to allow private firms to collect, sort and deliver the postal union ballots that will be supported from public funds after the Employment Bill becomes law.
§ Mr. Michael Marshall
Detailed regulations have yet to be framed and will he subject to consultation. It is not currently envisaged that these regulations will specify the Post Office as the sole body able to implement the ballots.