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Post Office Closures (West London)

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

I wish to present two petitions to the House tonight that both concern post offices. A petition against the closure of the Formosa street post office is supported by 2,260 of my constituents, who call upon Post Office Ltd to drop the plan, arguing that the post office provides vital services to those most in need, and that its closure will harm businesses in the immediate area that make daily use of its facilities. Users who have to go more than a mile to and from the replacement post office will suffer even more detrimental effects. Moreover, 690 of my constituents urge the Government to reject proposals by Post Office Ltd to withdraw services from the Harrow road post office. They hope that the case for the post office will be heard by the Government and Post Office Ltd.

Following is the full text of the petitions:

[The Humble Petition of local residents of Harrow Road, Queen's Park and neighbouring areas,

Sheweth,

That Harrow Road Post Office is of great importance to the local community and economy.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Government to reject proposals by Post Office Ltd to withdraw services from the Harrow Road Post Office, in recognition of its importance to the local community and economy, and the absence of suitable alternatives.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c].

[P000156]

[The Humble Petition of local residents of Little Venice, Maida Vale and neighbouring areas,

Sheweth,

That Formosa Street Post Office is of great importance to the local community and economy.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Government to reject proposals by Post Office Ltd to withdraw services from the Formosa Street Post Office, in recognition of its importance to the local community and economy, and the absence of suitable alternatives.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.]

[P000157]