§ 7.5 pm
§ Keith Vaz (Leicester, East)
I wish to present a petition on behalf of 180 of my constituents who are outraged at the Post Office's decision to close Humberstone village post office. They are particularly outraged at the behaviour of the local official, who refused to meet my constituents and me before the post office was closed. I hope that Mr. Paul Masey will look at this petition in Hansard and recognise that there has not been proper consultation. I present it on my and my constituents' behalf, and particularly on behalf of Cynthia Bunton and Sharon Clarke, who collected the signatures.
The petition states:
The Petition of the community of Humberstone village declares
That the post office in Main street is vital to the local community.
The Petitioners therefore request that the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry call on the Post Office to keep open the post office in Main street, Humberstone village.
We believe that the closure would be detrimental to the community of Humberstone village.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.
§ To lie upon the Table.