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Post Offices: Closures

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 22nd March 2010.

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Photo of Peter Atkinson Peter Atkinson Conservative, Hexham

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) on how many occasions a sub-post office temporarily closed has been reclassified as a permanent closure since the first quarter of 2008;

(2) in what circumstances a post office classified as temporarily closed is reclassified as a permanent closure;

(3) how many sub-post offices which have temporarily closed in each quarter since the first quarter of 2008 remain closed;

(4) what the average time taken to provide a replacement branch in place of a sub-post office which had been temporarily closed was in each quarter since the first quarter of 2008;

(5) how many post offices classified as temporarily closed have been reintroduced as outreach services rather than re-opened;

(6) how many post offices temporarily closed have been replaced with the Post Office Essential Service.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

I have asked Alan Cook, managing director of Post Office Ltd., to respond directly to the hon. Member and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.

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