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Sub-post Offices

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister about the sub-post offices in Wales. (94171)

I have regular discussions with the First Minister on a range of topics, including the post office network in Wales.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with representatives of sub-post offices in Wales in the last 12 months. (94172)

I am kept up to date with concerns about the post office network in Wales through correspondence with representative bodies, consumers and Welsh Members of Parliament and Assembly Members.

Taking their concerns forward, I have regular discussions with Department of Trade and Industry Ministers and am also a member of the Cabinet Committee, MISC 33, which is considering the post office network.