Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland
David Cairns (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scotland Office; Inverclyde, Labour)
The question on the Order Paper is about rural post offices and if the hon. Gentleman thinks that Dunfermline post office is a rural post office, it shows his complete and utter ignorance of Dunfermline. It also demonstrates clearly why his party has abandoned all hope of winning the Dunfermline and West Fife constituency. Indeed, so low is the Liberal Democrats' target that they hope only to beat the Scottish National party into third place. We have put significant investment—£2 billion—into the Post Office. I am sure that as long as Dunfermline continues to have an excellent Labour MP, as it will have after the by-election in a week or two, she will continue to ensure that the Government continue their policy of supporting the Post Office.