Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Post Office proposal for a formula for calculating a social network payment for sub-post offices is commercially confidential. [140261]

    Mr. Byers [holding answer 24 November 2000]: Proposals on the future of the Post Office Counters network have been submitted to me by the Post Office “In Strictest Confidence”. The Post Office plan is commercially confidential.