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Part of Deferred Division – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 19th March 2008.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 6:45 pm, 19th March 2008

The Minister says that some post offices cost £17 per transaction. Perhaps he could do what Allan Leighton could not do during a recent conversation with the sub-postmistress of Yatton Keynell in my constituency. When she asked him how many post offices made a profit, he said, "I don't know—I'm just waiting for my bonus when I give up my job at the end of my time." Will the Minister tell us how many post offices make a profit? Why is he closing them too?

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