§ Mr. Bowis
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, further to his reply of 27 July,Official Report, column 812, to the hon. Member for Nuneaton (Mr. Stevens) if he will list the recommendations of the 1988 Monopolies and Mergers Commission report on Post Office Counters which have not yet been implemented; and what steps he is taking to ensure their early implementation.
§ Mr. Forth
Since the progress report referred to in my right hon. Friend's reply of 27 July, action on a further 14 recommendations of the 1988 Monopolies and Mergers Commission report on Post Office Counters has been completed. Recommendations which remained to be implemented at the end of October are numbers 2, 3, 6a–e, 7, 8, 10–13, 15, 17–19, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30–39, 47, 51–55, 59–62, 67, 67a, 67b, 67f, 67g, 68. We are continuing to monitor the implementation of the outstanding recommendations against the timetable agreed with the Post Office and set out in its progress reports placed in the Library in December 1988 and July 1989. As my right hon. Friend said in his reply of 27 July, a further formal report will be made in June 1991.