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Parcels Service

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if he will instruct his enterprise and deregulation unit to conduct an urgent inquiry into the treatment by Government agencies of the express parcels services offered by the Post Office and by private courier concerns in competition; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1987, c. 413] The enterprise and deregulation unit is involved in the discussions referred to by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry, the Member for Coventry, South-West (Mr. Butcher) in his reply to my hon. Friend's related question on 6 May at column 418. I shall write to my hon. Friend on the outcome of these discussions.