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Privatisation of the Royal Mail

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 26 April 2011

The Petition of staff and customers of Post Offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency.

Declares that the petitioners are concerned about the proposed full privatisation of the Royal Mail and its impact upon on the number of Post Offices in Newcastle.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to reconsider the proposals contained within the Postal Services Bill to privatise the Royal Mail; to ensure the longest possible Inter-Business Agreement between Royal Mail and Post Office Limited; and to specify in law a minimum number of counter services for access to Royal Mail services.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Catherine McKinnell.]