HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c487W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the post offices which are expected to be closed in the restructuring of Post Office Counters networks stating in each case(a) the number of redundancies expected in each case, (b) the cost to her Department of redundancy payments and (c) the expected savings to her Department from the closures broken down by (i) region and (ii) constituency; and if she will make a statement. [48797]

Mr. Alexander

[holding answer 15 April 2002]: The detailed implementation of the programme to restructure the urban post office network is an operational matter for Post Office Limited. The programme has not yet begun, but Government support of up to £210 million has been allocated to advance our aims for the urban network as set out in the P1U report.