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Post Office Awarded New Contracts

Today, Dame Anne welcomed the news that the Post Office has secured the DVLA’s Front Office Counter Services contract and has also been named by the Department for Work & Pensions as a provider for its new framework contract to offer identity assurance services.

These contracts are a ringing endorsement for the Post Office and will help to ensure that they are able to continue to develop a modern Post Office network in local communities.

Following the announcement, Dame Anne said: “The Post Office provides a vital service to local people and I am delighted to see additional services being introduced into Post Office branches, which will ensure that the network has a secure long-term future at the heart of our communities.

I know how hard subpostmasters campaigned for the DVLA contract and I received a number of postcards from my constituents. I am pleased that their hard work in delivering essential services and supporting local communities has been recognised in this way. ”

Work and Pensions Select Committee questions Iain Duncan Smith

Today in Parliament, the Work and Pensions Select Committee, which Dame Anne chairs, questioned the Rt. Hon Iain Duncan Smith and Lord Freud, on Universal Credit. This highly controversial system was under direct scrutiny from the committee today.

The entire meeting can be watched on-line on the Parliament website.