Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Post Office network inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Due to the general election on 12 December 2019 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 6 November, all Select Committees will cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will hold a one-off evidence hearing on Tuesday 21st May on the Post Office network, examining issues such as the franchising of Post Offices, the reduction of Government subsidies, and the long-term resilience of the service.

The evidence session will examine the future of Post Office branches, the moving of Post Office branches into retailers, the Post Office’s modernisation programme and the tie-up with WHSmith, and the operation of Crown Post Offices.

Latest evidence

  • 25 Jun 2019 - Post Office Network - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF218 KB) HC 247 | Published 27 Jun 2019

    Evidence given by 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

    Watch this evidence session

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