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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:14 pm on 15th May 2002.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour/Co-operative, North West Leicestershire 6:14 pm, 15th May 2002

Is my hon. Friend interested in the example that I would like to cite briefly of the post office in the largest town in my constituency, Coalville? It is not only rural post offices that experience commercial problems that lead to their collapse and create social difficulties. It has happened in Coalville and although there are other post offices in the urban fringes, the Post Office, or Consignia, appears extremely slow and not especially willing to find alternative facilities for a town of 30,000 people.