Christmas Adjournment — [David Hanson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:07 pm on 20th December 2018.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport) 3:07 pm, 20th December 2018

We have many franchised post offices in York that are successful; but in the instance I am discussing, it is a poor decision.

As to access for Royal Mail, and for moving cash in and out of the post office, it has been suggested that a back alley can be used. There have been health and safety assessments of that process and it has been deemed unsafe, so that is a concern. Many York businesses bank at the post office and many business people say they are not willing to walk through a shop and join a queue to bank there. Therefore the move will pull business away from the post office.