Palace of Westminster: Post Offices

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 122128, if he will provide an assurance that no further reductions will be made to the opening hours of the Post Office in Central Lobby.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

In the last Parliament, committees in both Houses agreed a Memorandum of Understanding between Parliament and Post Office Counters Ltd (POCL) to formalise the arrangement under which POCL provide counter services to Parliament. Due to the importance of counter services on the parliamentary estate to Members of both Houses, this agreement provides assurance that the service would not be withdrawn or changed without consultation with and notice to Members.

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