In answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Vauxhall (Ms Hoey), in connection with Post Office commercial practices, the President said that it was impossible to have commercial freedom operating in the public sector. Would he like to explain the blinkered economic thinking behind that set of ideas?
All those things would, of course, come within the Treasury rules, and that is something that no Government have ever been able to avoid. The House would have to answer basic questions about what it would expect me to do about Parcel Force, which is losing a significant amount of money travelling up and down the roads, in competition with private sector companies that could not survive with a financial regime of that sort.