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Proposed Closure of Barclays Branches in Suffolk Coastal

Volume 584: debated on Tuesday 22 July 2014

The Petition of residents of Suffolk Coastal and the wider Suffolk area,

Declares that Barclays Bank has stated that it is likely to close a significant amount of its branches; further that the Petitioners believe that rural areas like Suffolk are likely to be more at risk of branch closures; further that the Martlesham Heath Barclays branch was closed last year; further that the Petitioners believe that the Halesworth, Southwold, Saxmundham, Leiston, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Felixstowe branches could be under threat; and further that in Aldeburgh and Leiston the Barclays branches are the last banks left on the high street.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage Barclays to keep open their remaining branches in Suffolk Coastal.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Dr Thérèse Coffey.]