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Petitions

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

Petition

Wednesday 2 April 2008

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Post Office Closures (Ilford North)

The Petition of residents of Ilford, North and others,

Declares that we, the undersigned, being local residents, deplore the consideration being given to the closure of three of our local Post Office branches.

These closures will be a serious blow for the elderly and vulnerable people who will be faced with longer journeys to obtain services they need. It will also mean longer queues at the branches that remain.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons takes a note of their very strong objection to the loss of these vital services and urges the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to instruct Post Office Ltd. to keep the Spurway Parade Woodford Avenue, the Fencepiece Road and the New North Road branches open.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr. Lee Scott.] [P000168]