HC Deb 31 July 1981 vol 9 c606W
Mr. Richard Page

asked the Secretary of State for Industry on what date British Telecommunications will take over the telecommunications business of the Post Office.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Following consultation with the Post Office, I have decided that the appointed day for the purposes of the British Telecommunications Act shall be 1 October 1981. British Telecommunications will then take over the telecommunications and data processing businesses of the Post Office.

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