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Post Office facilities (Bargeddie)

Volume 551: debated on Monday 22 October 2012

The Petition of residents of the Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency,

Declares that the Petitioners support the continued presence of the Bargeddie post office as well as the maintenance of DVLA provision and other facilities there.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to make provision for the Bargeddie post office to remain open and for the provision of DVLA and other connected facilities to be continued.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr Tom Clarke, Official Report, 11 September 2012; Vol. 550, c. 254.]


Observations from the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills:

The Government note the support of the residents of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency for the current provision of services at Bargeddie post office and their wish to see them maintained.

The Government note that decisions relating to the location and provision of post office services in individual cases are an operational matter for Post Office Ltd and the Government have no role in them.

The Government note that Post Office Ltd has advised that there are no plans to change the current post office service provision or range of services provided at Bargeddie post office.