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Post Offices: Closures

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effects of post office branch closures on local businesses. (206950)

[holding answer 22 May 2008]: In developing its proposals for post office closures under the network change programme, Post Office Ltd is required to consider, among a range of factors, the impact on local economies. It is not possible to say what effect the closure of individual post offices may have on local businesses until the implementation of Post Office Ltd’s relevant network change area plan is completed.