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Royal Bank of Scotland closure in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey

Volume 638: debated on Thursday 29 March 2018

I rise to present this petition on behalf of the people and the businesses of Grantown-on-Spey, who flocked to public meetings and found the decision of the Royal Bank of Scotland to be simply a betrayal of their community.

The Petition states:

The petition of residents of Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey,

Declares that the proposed closure of the branches of the publicly-owned Royal Bank of Scotland in the areas of Nairn, Grantown, Aviemore and Inverness will have a detrimental effect on local communities and the local economy.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Royal Bank of Scotland to take into account the concerns of petitioners and take whatever step they can to halt the planned closure of the branches.

And the petitioners remain, etc.