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Post Office

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he expects to present a Bill regarding the Post Office monopoly.

As has already been announced, a Bill will be presented in due course to create a new telecommunications corporation and to transfer to it the appropriate rights and duties of the Post Office. Before introducing this Bill we intend to complete both our present review of the postal monopoly and also the consultations now in progress on possible modifications of the telecom- munications monopoly. The provisions included on these subjects will, therefore, reflect whatever decisions have by then been taken.