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Post Office Closures

Part of Deferred Division – in the House of Commons at 5:20 pm on 19th March 2008.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 5:20 pm, 19th March 2008

I declare an interest: I am from the fourth generation of a post office family, and have two post offices closing in my constituency in the next few days, including one in my home village. My hon. Friend talks about figures; the Government tell us that the average saving from each of the 2,500 closures is £18,000. That is a total of £45 million, which does not lop off a substantial amount from the subsidy that is allegedly needed to keep the post office network going. Does she agree that over the next few years, irrespective of what happens, there will be further economic closures—

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