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Post Offices: Closures

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what effect the Review of the Postal Services Sector announced in his written ministerial statement of 17 December will have on the most recently announced round of post office closures currently being consulted upon; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The Review of the Postal Services Sector will look at developments in the mails market. It has not been set up to look at the future of the post office network or the current round of consultations on post office closures. The Government have already agreed a funding package of some £1.7 billion to support the post office network up to 2011.

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