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Part of Deferred Division – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 19th March 2008.

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Photo of John Randall John Randall Conservative, Uxbridge 4:27 pm, 19th March 2008

The fact is that these sub-post offices provide something that we all agree is unique and very special. People want them, but some management team comes in and starts to close them completely randomly. This is being done because there are too many in an area; it has nothing to do with which is the most profitable. It is hard to imagine the representative of a chain of retail stores saying, "We'll close this one and that one because they are making a loss. Those two are making a profit, but it doesn't matter. We'll close one of them anyway." Those involved are not even bothering to look at this.

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