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Petitions

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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Community Pharmacies

7.16 pm

I wish to present a petition from Ruth Ingham and others.

The petition declares:
That the removal of restrictions on pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions will have a detrimental effect on local chemists.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government both to reject proposals that would allow unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions and to preserve local pharmacies and safeguard their continued services to local communities.
And the Petitioners remain etc.

To lie upon the Table.

Village Post Offices

The petition of 307 residents of the village of Ward Green in the constituency of Barnsley, West and Penistone declares:

That the proposed closure of the village Post Office by Post Office Ltd will have a negative impact on the community because of the inconvenience caused particularly to elderly residents.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons ask that the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry intervene and stop the proposed closure.
And the Petitioners remain etc.

To lie upon the Table.