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Post Offices: Suffolk

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the likely effect on retail businesses which contain post offices in (a) Nacton, (b) Sutton, (c) Ufford, (d) Walberswick, (e) Waldringfield, (f) Wangford and (g) Wrentham of proposed outreach facilities being substituted for current services. (160629)

It is not possible to say what the effect on any associated retail business will be of substituting outreach for current services at individual post offices until the implementation of Post Office Ltd’s relevant area network change plan is completed. Post Office Ltd’s local decisions will need to reflect the Government’s aim of supporting a national network of post offices and to comply with the access criteria requirements set by the Government.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the likely effect on retail businesses which contain post offices in (a) Bramfield, (b) Knodishall, (c) Reydon and (d) Hasketon Road, Woodbridge of the proposed post office closures. (160630)

It is not possible to say what effect the closure of individual post offices will have on any associated retail business until the implementation of Post Office Ltd’s relevant area network change plan is completed. Post Office Ltd’s local decisions will need to reflect the Government’s aim of supporting a national network of post offices and to comply with the access criteria requirements set by the Government.