HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 c1093W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date he intends to publish revised draft guidance on the social and environmental objectives of to the Postal Services Commission; and what will be the closing date for comments. [133164]

Mr. Alan Johnson

Formal consultation on guidance on social and environmental objectives cannot take place until the Postal Services Bill is enacted and relevant sections have been brought into force. The Act will be brought into force on dates yet to be specified by orders made by the Secretary of State. The provisions for consultation on draft guidance are set out in clause 42 of the Bill.

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