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Post Offices

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) Crown post office and hosted Crown post office, (b) franchise post office, (c) Main post office, (d) post office Locals, (e) traditional sub-post office and (f) other types of post office branches there were on 1 November 2018 by (i) region and (ii) Local Enterprise Partnership area in England.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.

The Post Office branch network overall is reported annually in the Post Office Annual Network Report which is available at http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/modernising-post-office. The most recent information (June 2018) on the Post Office network by Government Office Region is below. Apart from the Directly Managed branches the rest of the network is operated on a franchise/agency basis and the groupings below reflect the branch models.

Government Office Region

Directly Managed Branch

Hosted Directly Managed Branch

Main

Local

Traditional

Outreach

Total

East Midlands

7

1

257

277

204

143

889

East of England

14

5

280

355

311

150

1115

London

61

4

334

187

81

667

NI

6

121

199

112

49

487

North East

6

148

167

88

77

486

North West

25

4

446

342

184

114

1115

Scotland

16

2

280

506

361

234

1399

South East

26

11

359

517

325

146

1384

South West

20

4

289

360

341

257

1271

Wales

10

2

167

305

241

190

915

West Midlands

7

346

271

186

98

908

Yorkshire and the Humber

20

3

326

293

200

114

956

Total

218

36

3353

3779

2634

1572

11592

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