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Bank Branch Closures

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:23 pm on 30th June 2016.

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Photo of Albert Owen Albert Owen Labour, Ynys Môn 2:23 pm, 30th June 2016

The hon. Gentleman is giving a very eloquent description of his area’s situation, which I am sure is mirrored across the whole of the United Kingdom. What he is suggesting is that there is no joined-up thinking. We have one Department—BIS—that is responsible for one area and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport responsible for another. There is also a survey by Government to retain and regenerate town centres, which has been ignored, because the hon. Gentleman highlighted four empty buildings in his relatively small town.