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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 21st December 2000.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 10:30 am, 21st December 2000

Can the Leader of the House promise us a statement during the first week after the break on the continuing crisis of confidence in the sub-post office network? We were told that there was to be an announcement about the universal bank before Christmas—that does not seem to have occurred. The outcome of the lottery decision is unlikely to benefit the Post Office. The bottom has fallen out of the sub-post office market. What are the Government going to do about that? Does not this crisis demand a statement during the first week back?