HC Deb 12 April 2002 vol 383 cc636-7W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been paid out each month since its inception under the Start-Up Capital Scheme for Post Offices. [47316]

Mr. Alexander

[holding answer 10 April 2002]: I have been informed by Post Office Limited that to the end of March 2002, applications totalling £375,431 have been approved under the Scheme and that the following amounts have been paid:

December 2001 13,230
January 2002 11,699
February 2002 10,365
March 2002 43,778
Total £79.072