There are bank branch closures happening up and down the country from a large number of different outlets. Today’s petition concerns the Bank of Scotland in St George’s Cross in my constituency. Bank of Scotland is one of the banks that is still part-owned by the taxpayer, which is why it is even more disappointing that these closures continue to happen and continue to have such a negative impact on local communities and economies.
The petition states:
The Petition of Residents of Glasgow North,
Declares that proposed closure of St George’s Cross branch of the Bank of Scotland in Glasgow 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 Bank of Scotland to take in account the concerns of petitioners and take whatever steps they can to halt the planned closure of this branch.
And the petitioners remain, etc.