§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to prepare the Post Office Corporation for privatisation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Pattie
The Post Office is not excluded from our policy to transfer activities from the public to the private sector wherever it is practicable and commercially sensible to do so. We have not decided whether the corporation might be privatised and we therefore have no plans at present to prepare it for privatisation.