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Post Offices: Cash Withdrawal Services - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:12 pm on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Cameron of Dillington Lord Cameron of Dillington Crossbench 3:12 pm, 22nd October 2019

My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that other countries, including France, the Netherlands and New Zealand, have saved much of their rural post office network by supporting their role as deliverers of financial services? Is he further aware that there are now more post offices in rural England than all the banks put together? In some areas of rural England, only post offices are serving the financial needs of local traders. Will the Government please offer some financial or fiscal incentive for Post Office Counters Ltd and all the banks to work together to ensure that the future of their local traders and communities is safe?