Sub-post Offices

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:39 pm on 12th April 2000.

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Photo of Geraldine Smith Geraldine Smith Labour, Morecambe and Lunesdale 5:39 pm, 12th April 2000

The right hon. Gentleman says that privatisation is irrelevant and a red herring. Does he honestly believe that if Post Office Counters was privatised it would keep such a large network of post offices in rural areas? Would it subsidise small sub-post offices? The banks tell us what would happen if the Post Office were run by a private organisation. It is a public-private partnership, not a privatised business.