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Post Offices

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices there are in Scotland; and how many there were in each of the last eight years. (76916)

Post Office Ltd have provided the following figures relating to the numbers of post offices branches in Scotland since 1998:

Period: end March

Number of post office branches

1998

2,051

1999

2,026

2000

1,999

2001

1,933

2002

1,907

2003

1,887

2004

1,810

2005

1,712

2006

1,688

Information relating to post office branches for each parliamentary constituency is placed in the Library of the House on an annual basis.