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Post Offices

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 18 July 2006

I rise to present a petition to the House which has been signed by 4,272 constituents, including a number from across the river in the constituency of the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Mr. Williams). The petition reflects my constituents’ concern about the threats to their post offices posed by the intended cancellation of the Post Office card account.

The petition states:

The petition of users of the following post offices:

All Stretton, Alveley, Aston on Clun, Aston Munslow, Beguildy, Bent Lont, Bishop’s Castle, Bridgnorth, Bromfield, Bucknell, Chirbury, Church Stretton, Claverley, Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer, Cleobury North, Clun, Craven Arms, Ditton Priors, East Hamlet Ludlow, Garden Village Highley, Highley, Knowbury, Ludlow, Lydbury North, Much Wenlock, Newcastle, Norton, Oreton, Sydney Cottage Drive Bridgnorth, the Hobbins, Wentnor, Worfield and Worthen

Declare that the petitioners are concerned by the threat posed to their local post office from withdrawal of the Post Office Card Account in 2010.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons make the Department of Work and Pensions aware of the petitioners’ concerns and urge the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to reconsider the withdrawal of Post Office Card Accounts.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.