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Post Office Closures

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many proposed post office closures have been withdrawn following the formal consultation period in each of the last five years. (95958)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Over the last five years, Post Office Ltd. carried out its planned closures of post office branches in urban areas under its Urban Network Reinvention Programme. All proposed closures were managed through a formal consultation process agreed with and monitored by Postwatch, the independent consumer watchdog.

Under the urban reinvention programme, a total of 76 post office branch closure proposals were permanently withdrawn following the consultation process. The programme is now complete.