§ 23. Mr. David Heath
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the future of the sub-post office network. 
§ Mr. Alan Johnson
By accepting all 24 recommendations of the Performance and Innovation Unit's (PIU) report on the future of the post office network, the Government have demonstrated their continuing commitment to maintenance of a nationwide network. We are working closely with the Post Office, the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters and other stakeholders to implement the PIU recommendations. These measures are designed to modernise and improve Post Office services and to strengthen confidence in the future of the network.