I have taken a substantial number of interventions and I want to proceed.
I know that these proposals mean setting out on a new course, and that before any changes can be made the network will have to be put on a secure financial footing. Subject to consultation, it is the right outcome for the network. I hope the Post Office can make the transition before the end of this Parliament.
Let me further reassure the House about how we shall put the Post Office on a more secure financial footing.