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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:16 pm on 15th May 2002.

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Photo of Mr Richard Page Mr Richard Page Conservative, South West Hertfordshire 5:16 pm, 15th May 2002

I do not in any way mean to be condescending, but the hon. Gentleman is relatively new to the House. If he had been here just a little longer he would realise that, if we had started to introduce competition earlier, we would have beaten what is happening on the continent with the Dutch and German Post Offices and we would have managed to achieve improvements and to introduce competition earlier. We did that with BT; we caught the continental countries cold.