§ Mr. Gordon Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the remit of his study of the Post Office; and when he expects it to report.
§ Mr. Ridley
[holding answer 21 December 1989]: The Post Office Board naturally keeps under review a range of options for ensuring that their services meet as closely as possible the needs of both present and future customers. I am in regular touch with the board about these matters. There is, therefore, no date for reporting.