ATM Closures — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:46 am on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Luke Graham Luke Graham Conservative, Ochil and South Perthshire 9:46 am, 4th December 2018

I know that my hon. Friend is drawing her speech to a close, but she is talking about impact statements, which are especially important. It is something I raised in my ten-minute rule Bill. Does she agree that we need to have different impact analysis for rural and urban areas? Some of the evidence she cited about constituents being disadvantaged is the same for Ochil and South Perthshire. I have a constituent in her 80s, who lives in St Fillans, who was told to “nip to Perth” to do her banking. That is a journey of 50-plus miles that would take more than two hours on the bus, especially in bad weather. Members who know the geography and weather in my part of the world will appreciate that that is no easy feat for a woman in her 80s who walks with two sticks.