The United Kingdom Government's budget statement on 22 June 2010 set out plans for a programme of selling public assets over the next 12 months. While that is a matter for the United Kingdom Government, the Scottish Government expects to be consulted about that process if there is a potential impact on Scotland.
Does the cabinet secretary share my concern about the decision by the Tory UK Government to revive the previous Labour
I am certainly happy to restate the Government's position of supporting a publicly owned postal network in Scotland. I am also very happy to say that the post office diversification fund is taking its course. The contents of the fund are out for consultation just now and the Government will take swift decisions on its application in due course.