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17 March 2009 (PN 28)



The first formal oral evidence session by the Business & Enterprise Committee into the important inquiry into posts offices will take place on Tuesday 24 March at 10.30am in the Grimond Room, Porcullis House with the following witnesses:

At 10.30am -               Co-operative Group

At 11.30am -               Consumer Focus
                                  Age Concern / Help the Aged
                                  Citizens Advice Bureau

The session follows evidence gathering public meetings with representatives from local post offices in Essex, Devon and Cardiff.  In addition, the Committee has received a large number of written submissions to the inquiry.

Further information on the Committee’s inquiry can be found on its web pages at:

Further Information:
Committee membership is as follows:

Chairman: Peter Luff MP (Con) (Mid Worcestershire)
Mr Adrian Bailey (Lab) (West Bromwich West)
Roger Berry (Lab) (Kingswood)
Mr Brian Binley (Con) (Northampton South)
Mr Michael Clapham (Lab) (Barnsley West and Pen.)
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Lab) (Chorley)
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Con) (Bromsgrove)
Anne Moffat (Lab) (East Lothian)
Mark Oaten (Lib Dem) (Winchester)
Lembit Öpik (Lib Dem) (Montgomeryshire)
Mr Anthony Wright (Lab) (Great Yarmouth)

Media Enquiries: Laura Humble, Tel 0207 219 2003/ 07917 488 489, email:
Specific Committee Information: Tel 020 7219 5777, email: