HL Deb 28 February 2001 vol 622 c144WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many sub-post offices have closed in the past three years, 1998, 1999 and 2000; and, of those closures in the year 2000, how many have closed in the second half of that year. [HL756]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

I understand from the Post Office that the numbers of sub-post office closures, were as follows:

  • Year ending March 1998: 238
  • Year ending March 1999: 232
  • Year ending March 2000: 382

In the year to March 2001, closures of sub-post offices in the nine months to December 2000 were 434, of which 135 were in the October-December quarter.

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