§ 22. Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding the future of rural post offices. 
§ Mr. Wilson
I have discussions with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry over a range of issues.
We are in full agreement that post offices in rural areas make a vital contribution to the local community. That is why the package of post office reforms announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on 28 June included a commitment to ensuring that the Post Office prevents all avoidable closures of rural post offices, with Government support being provided where needed.