HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c581W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many commercial banks have agreed to work with the Government and the Post Office in the creation of a universal bank; and how many have declined invitations to do so. [134898]

Mr. Alan Johnson

The Post Office and the high street banks are continuing to work together to develop the concept of universal banking services and the Government are closely monitoring developments.