Post Office Closures

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th June 1985.

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Photo of Mr David Trippier Mr David Trippier , Rossendale and Darwen 12:00 am, 5th June 1985

I do not disagree with the hon. Gentleman's point about the way in which his right hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Rutherglen (Mr. MacKenzie) intervened. He did so under the general powers in section 11(2) of the Post Office Act 1969, which states that he has power to intervene on matters of a general character for remedying a defect in the general plans or arrangements of the Post Office for exercising any of its powers. A particular closure decision cannot be regarded as a general plan or arrangement.