Postal Services Bill, remaining stages

13 January 2011

The Postal Services Bill completed its report stage and third reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday 12 January

Postal Services Bill

The Bill was amended at report stage and passed third reading with a vote. The Bill will now be considered by the House of Lords. Watch and read the views expressed by MPs who took part in the House of Commons debate.

Background to the Bill

The Bill’s provisions are divided into four main parts:

  • Part 1 provides for the restructuring of Royal Mail
  • Part 2 deals with the Royal Mail’s pension deficit
  • Part 3 makes provisions for the regulatory arrangements for postal services
  • Part 4 contains provisions for a “special administrative regime” should the universal postal service be at risk from the provider entering insolvency proceedings

Find a full summary of the main points of the Bill and keep up to date with all the proceedings on the Postal Services Bill. Also find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library regularly produces research papers which inform MPs about key issues. The Library has produced a Research Paper on the Postal Services Bill:

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