Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Michael Fallon, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 12 September 2013 on the future of Royal Mail
Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills Minister, Ian Murray, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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