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Post Office Closures

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 15th May 2002.

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Photo of Robert Walter Robert Walter Conservative, North Dorset 5:48 pm, 15th May 2002

No.

The result will be the closure of more vital village post offices. Too often have I received letters from the Post Office informing me of the closure of yet another post office and giving alternatives up to five miles away. Post office facilities affect the elderly and their closure is a disaster for the many in those villages who have no public transport and is usually soon followed by the closure of the village shop. It is devastating for the social fabric of our villages. I believe that the Post Office and the Government are indifferent to that and I pray that the Government will wake up to the damage that they are doing to rural Britain.