HC Deb 22 March 1996 vol 274 cc368-9W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many post offices there are in Scotland(a) in total and (b) in rural areas; and what the figures were in 1990–91. [21569]

Mr. Oppenheim

I understand from the Post Office that the numbers of post offices in rural areas of Scotland and in total for Scotland were as follows:

March 1991 February 1996
Total 2,155 2,100
Rural 1,318 1,218

I also understand that within these totals a limited number of rural offices were reclassified as urban offices between these dates.