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Post Office Closures

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations he has received on the Government's announcement that up to 2,500 sub-post offices may close. (111374)

Ministers have received a large number of responses to our national consultation from a wide range of people. There was a debate in the House on the post office network on 10 January and the question was also raised and discussed in the House on 18 January.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the post offices which are planned to be closed. (111566)

No decisions have yet been made on individual post offices. When the Government reach their final decision on their proposals following the outcome of the national consultation we will task the Post Office with beginning the detailed planning needed to implement the required restructuring.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what response he has made to Postwatch's proposal that post office closures be divided equally between urban and rural areas. (111848)