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Post Office Closures

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the impact of post office closures on local services. (198431)

Post Office Ltd., in developing its post office closure proposals, continues to consider a range of factors, including the impact of closures on local economies. For example, under the Northern and Western Isles area plan proposals, currently subject to local public consultation, there will be no change to the office currently used by 83 per cent. of customers and in total 97 per cent. will see no change or be within one mile by road of an alternative branch.