Newspaper Registration Scheme

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th April 2005.

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Photo of Mr Brian Wilson Mr Brian Wilson Labour, Cunninghame North

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions took place with the devolved Administrations prior to the ending of the newspaper registration scheme.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs)

I am not aware of any discussions that took place between the Department and the devolved Administrations about the withdrawal of the newspaper registration service. The decision was an operational and commercial matter for Royal Mail.

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