Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to increase the contractual freedom afforded to sub-postmasters.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment Relations & Postal Services)

The Government have no role in determining the terms applying to sub-postmasters through their contract with Post Office Ltd.

The sub-postmasters and mistresses who own and operate 97 per cent. of the UK's post office network are private business people. They are free to develop their associated retail business and to enter into contracts with anyone they choose as long as the products provided are not excluded under the terms of their contract with Post Office Ltd. because they would be in direct competition with key Post Office products.

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