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Post Office Card Account

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Statement of 13 November 2008, Official Report, column 970, on Post Office card account, if he will place in the Library a copy of the legal advice which said that his decision was the right way to proceed. (241023)

[holding answer 8 December 2008]: Legal advice to the Government is confidential, and is covered by legal professional privilege. This enables the Government to obtain full and frank legal advice. For that reason, the Department does not intend to publish any legal advice it has received relating to the Post Office card account.