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Post Office Closures

Part of Deferred Division – in the House of Commons at 5:34 pm on 19th March 2008.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Conservative, Ludlow 5:34 pm, 19th March 2008

My hon. Friend's description of his constituency mirrors much of the experience in mine, where local shops would also close. Moreover, the absence of alternative financial services outlets, with very few banks, means that the post office provides access to financial services for some of the most vulnerable in our community. With that gone, the whole financial inclusion agenda is in serious trouble in rural areas.

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