Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee

9 February 2008 (PN 22)

PUBLICATION OF REPORT: BERR Committee to publish interim report on Post Office Closure Programme

The Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee will publish a short interim report on the Government's Post Office Closure programme.

The report will be made available from 11:30 am for immediate publication. Journalists who would like a PDF copy should email

Further Information:

1. As a consequence of Machinery of Government changes announced in June 2007, the Department for Trade and Industry ceased to exist and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform was created. Following this decision, the Trade and Industry Committee has now been dissolved and a successor committee has been created, with the following membership:

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)
Mark Hunter (Lib Dem) (Cheadle)
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Con) (Bromsgrove)
Anne Moffat (Lab) (East Lothian)
Mr Anthony Wright (Lab) (Great Yarmouth)
Mike Weir (SNP) (Angus)

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