§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the future of Post Office Counters Limited.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We set long-term strategic objectives for the Post Office in July last year. The Government's policy is that Post Office Counters Ltd. should operate commercially, providing profitable cost-effective services of a quality which satisfies the reasonable requirements of its agency clients and its customers.