§ Mr. David Hanson (Delyn)
I wish to present a petition on behalf of 3,500 residents of the town of Prestatyn, which is in my constituency. These people are concerned about the possibility of the Crown post office's being downgraded and privatised. The petition reads:The proposal by Post Office Counters Ltd to downgrade the Crown post office in King's avenue, Prestatyn, in the borough of Rhuddlan to an agency office run by James Hall (Spa) will lead to a poorer service to the public because of inferior training, lack of job knowledge, experience, dedication and customer relationships of the staff who will replace the current staff. Furthermore, the present business of Prestatyn will be undermined by an unrequired food store, which will have unfair advantage in that the public will have to enter James Hall (Spa) to receive their pensions and benefits.The petition calls onthe right hon. Michael Heseltine, Secretary of State for Trade and Industryto intervene in the proposal to downgrade the Prestatyn Crown post office to an agency office. I fully support the petition, and hope that the Prestatyn post office will not be privatised. I am pleased to present the petition.
To lie upon the Table.