HC Deb 24 May 2002 vol 386 cc633-4W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the "Your Guide" scheme will be introduced across the UK. [57946]

Mr. Alexander

The evaluation of the pilot of the "Your Guide" service of post offices as Government as General practitioners is well advanced. All relevant evidence from the pilot is being fully evaluated to determine whether the concept works. Further work to establish whether a national scheme could provide value for money to Government and help revitalise the post office network is being completed. The decision whether or not to roll out a national service, the form in which it would he offered and the timing of roll-out, will depend on the outcome of this work.