Trade and Industry Press Notice No PN 27

TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE OFFICE     HOUSE OF COMMONS    7 MILLBANK     LONDON SW1P 3JA

Telephone: 020 7219 5777/5779

PN 27 of Session 2003-04

PRESS NOTICE

Oral Evidence Sessions

Inquiry into Post Office Urban Reinvention Programme

As part of its inquiry into The Post Office Urban Reinvention Programme, the Trade and Industry Committee will be taking evidence on Tuesday, 18 May 2004 in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House. The Committee will hear from:

09.15  a.m.  Postwatch, represented by:

              Peter Carr, Chairman

              Kay Dixon, Chair, Postwatch Greater London

              Sarah Brooks, Network Policy Manager

10.00 a.m.  National Federation of SubPostmasters, represented by:

              Cyril Jones, President

              Colin Baker, General Secretary

               John Preberdy, Chairman of the Negotiating Committee

10.45 a.m.  Post Office Limited, represented by:

              Allan Leighton, Chairman, Royal Mail Group

              Sir Michael Hodgkinson, Chairman, Post Office Ltd

              David Mills, Chief Executive, Post Office Ltd

              David Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Post Office Ltd

Royal Mail Renewal Plan

The Trade and Industry Committee will take evidence on the Implementation of the Royal Mail Renewal Plan and the recent deterioration in quality of the postal delivery service on Tuesday, 18 May 2004 in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House. The Committee will hear from:

11.45 a.m.  Royal Mail, represented by:

               Allan Leighton, Chairman, Royal Mail Group plc

               Adam Crozier, Chief Executive, Royal Mail Group plc

              Tom Melvin, Operations Director, Royal Mail

3.30 p.m.  Communication Workers' Union, represented by:

               William Hayes, General Secretary

               David Ward, Deputy General Secretary

               Stephen Bell, Policy Adviser

               Jeremy Bough, Head of Research

These meeting are open to the public.  All timings are approximate.

For further information please contact the Committee Office on 020 7219 5777/ 5779.

13 May 2004

ENDS