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Bank of Scotland (Branch Closures)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

I thank the member for generously giving way and for raising the subject of the proposed bank closures in my constituency, in Keith and

Lossiemouth. I am sure that he is aware that Moray has lost 40 per cent of its high street bank branches in the past eight years and that there is a lot of anger about the proposals for

Keith and


Does the member agree that, in the case of Lossiemouth in particular, where there is a proposal to shut the last bank in the community—with all the damage that that will inflict on the local community—extra safeguards should be put in place by the banks themselves or, if need be, by United Kingdom Government regulation to prevent that from happening?