HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 c594W
Sir Sydney Chapman

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans she has to give the Post Office the commercial freedoms enjoyed by the(a) German Post Office and (b) Dutch Post Office. [44676]

Mr. Ian McCartney

As announced by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade on 6 April 1998,Official Report, column 63, the current review of options that will best deliver greater commercial freedom for the Post Office is taking account of the ways in which overseas competitors and analogous organisations are facing, or being set up to face, the challenges of the changing market. We plan to present our proposals following the review in the Autumn; these will cover the extent and form of future commercial freedoms for the Post Office.

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