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Post Office Closures

Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:37 pm on 19th March 2008.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry Conservative, Banbury 1:37 pm, 19th March 2008

My hon. Friend said that the consultation process was unfair, but is it not also fraudulent? In my area, we have been told that all that will happen if we succeed in persuading the Post Office to keep open one of the post offices that are threatened with closure in the Cherwell district is that it will simply go ahead and close another office in the district. It is clear that the Government are determined, come what may, to close all the post offices in Cherwell, however good the arguments against doing so may be. The consultation process is therefore wholly fraudulent.

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