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Postal Services

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

6. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the future of mail and post office services in Scotland. (279149)

My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues on a range of issues.

The Government are committed to a stable and sustainable post office network. Since 1999, the Government have invested £3.7 billion in the Post Office including an annual subsidy of £150 million to 2011 to support 7,500 branches that may not survive without public support.