https://www.parliament.uk/business/comm ... nce-17-19/
On Tuesday morning, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will be questioning witnesses from the Communication Workers Union, National Federation of Sub-Postmasters, WH Smith PLC, Association of Convenience Stores, and Post Office Ltd about a range of issues affecting the Post Office network.
Purpose of the session
The Committee is expected to ask questions around 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 relocation 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.
An evidence session with Kelly Tolhurst MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will be held at a later date.
Tuesday 21 May, Grimond Room, Portcullis House
At 9.30am - Panel 1
Andy Furey, National Officer, Communication Workers Union
Anne Pardoe, Principal Policy Manager, Postal Services and Telecoms, Citizens Advice
Callum Greenhow, Chief Executive Officer, National Federation of Sub-Postmasters
At 10.15am - Panel 2
Carl Cowling, Managing Director of High Street Business, WH Smith PLC
Edward Woodall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Association of Convenience Stores
Alisdair Cameron, Interim Chief Executive, Post Office Ltd