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Post Offices: Somerset

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he plans to publish his proposals on post office closures in Somerset; and if he will make a statement. (143128)

On 17 May my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced the Government’s response to public consultation on the Post Office network.

Now that the Government have announced their decisions it will be for Post Office Ltd. to strategically develop the network through 50 to 60 local area implementation plans over the next 18 months.

Following initial input from sub-postmasters, Postwatch and local authorities, these plans will include closure proposals which will then be put to local consultation ahead of final decisions.