HC Deb 20 May 2003 vol 405 cc658-9W
5. Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations she has made to the leading Scottish clearing banks about their participation in the Post Office Universal Bank. [113329]

Mrs. McGuire

Universal Banking services have been available at Post Offices since 1 April. As a result of discussion between Government and the major banks, the banks are participating in the Universal Banking project by giving access to their basic bank accounts at Post Offices.

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