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Post Offices

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 12 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) rural and (b) urban (i) post offices and (ii) sub-post offices have closed in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region. [119148]

2000–012001–022002–03
RegionUrbanRuralUrbanRuralUrbanRural
North East1401081
North West1128942512
Yorkshire and Humber10404171412
West Midlands5318162213
South West1148726318
South East26527291823
London91171431
East of England10601221716
East Midlands342533247
Northern Ireland4174248
Scotland757521137
Wales961323117
Total106441681942301115
1 Includes 102 closures under Post Office Ltd's urban reinvention programme