§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the President of the Board of Trade which of the options contained in the Green Paper on the future of postal services would require paving legislation.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
Paving legislation would be required for option 2, a 100 per cent. share sale of Royal Mail, and for option 3, joint ownership by Government, the public and employees, but not for option 1, commercial freedom within the public sector.