Alex Salmond calls for Royal Mail flotation delay
15 September 2013 Last updated at 18:38 BST
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has called for a moratorium on the privatisation of Royal Mail until after the independence referendum.
The UK government intends to privatise the service with a flotation on the London Stock Exchange "in the coming weeks".
Mr Salmond said privatisation could have a serious impact on the Scottish economy and rural communities.