The Postal Services Bill has had its third reading in the House of Lords and will now pass to the House of Commons to be debated. The Bill provides for the sale of a minority stake in Royal Mail and the transfer of regulatory responsibility from Postcomm to Ofcom. At the third reading the Government introduced a number of amendments to the Bill, including the requirement for the Government to report to Parliament on any agreement that could reduce the Government’s stake in Royal Mail. Amendments were also made in respect of the obligation on the Post Office to produce an annual report on the post office network, and factors to be considered when requiring the universal service provider to grant access to its network.