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Post Office (Monopoly)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of States for Industry whether he has any plans to relax the statutory letter monopoly of the Post Office during the period

the second quarter of 1979, were as follows:

Comparable figures by value are not available. Import penetration figures relating to the whole of the cotton, linen and man-made fibre weaving industry, MLH 413, in terms of value, published in the Business Monitor MQ12, are as follows:

up to Christmas in order to allow voluntary organisations to undertake charitable collections and deliveries of Christmas cards.

No. However, my right hon. Friend announced in the House on 2 July 1979–[Vol. 969, c. 916–24]—that he was calling for reports on possible modifications to the postal letter monopoly, their practicability and their implications. These reports are to reach him by the end of the year.