The House will be aware that the consultation period on the future of the post office network finishes tomorrow. I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues on a wide range of issues. I also chair the Cabinet Committee on the future of the post office network. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry will take full account of the consultation responses and then present his proposals to the Committee, for collective agreement. The Government will then make clear their final proposals in due course.
The Deputy Prime Minister