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Business Select Committee to question Government Minister

21 June 2019

On Tuesday, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will question Minister Kelly Tolhurst on the future of the post office network.

The Committee is expected to ask questions around the stability and viability of the national post office network, the range of services offered, the franchising of Post Offices and problems facing sub-postmasters, the reduction of Government subsidies, and the long-term resilience of the service.

In the first session of this short inquiry, the BEIS Committee questioned on 21st May witnesses from the Communication Workers Union, National Federation of Sub-Postmasters, WH Smith PLC, Association of Convenience Stores, and Post Office Ltd about a range of issues affecting the Post Office network. 

Witnesses

At 10am

Tuesday 25 June, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

  • Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister of Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Carl Creswell, Director, Professional Business Services, Retail and Post, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Tom Cooper, Director, UK Government Investments, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Further information

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