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Post Office Card Accounts

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the scheme to replace the Post Office card account in 2010; and if he will make a statement. (102909)

There have been a range of representations on this.

We are holding regular and very constructive discussions with Post Office Ltd and other key stakeholders at both ministerial and official level, where we discuss wide ranging issues including accounts that can be assessed at post offices, both now and in the future. A further such meeting is taking place later today.

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, will make a statement about the future of the Post Office network, including the range of future accounts, before the end of the year.