HC Deb 23 May 2000 vol 350 c471W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of post office closures, with particular reference to the effect on the number and length of additional car journeys which result. [123279]

Mr. Alan Johnson

No such assessment has been made by my Department. But the Government remain fully committed to the maintenance of a nationwide network of post offices and fully recognise the valuable social and environmental role played by post offices in their local communities.