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Royal Mail: Government Assistance

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment was made of compliance with EU rules on state aid before each of the four instances of Government assistance to Royal Mail being investigated by the European Commission was announced. (140113)

[holding answer 4 June 2007]: The support that the Government have given to the Royal Mail mails business has been provided on a commercial basis. This has been verified by independent sources.