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Post Office Closures

Asked if Cabinet Ministers were free to campaign against Government policies such as post office closures, the PMS replied that the Cabinet had agreed that there was a need for the post office network to modernise. The Post Office was carrying out a series of local consultations about the services in their specific areas. As part of that you would expect local MP’s to respond to any concerns raised by their constituents on behalf of them.

There was no inconsistency in agreeing that there was a need for the post office network to modernise while also having a view about a specific post office. Asked if he would reject the charge that Minister’s were hypocritical, the PMS said it was not the Government making the recommendations about the specific post offices. It was the Government position that there was a need for the post office network to modernise; it was then for the Post Office itself to make recommendations which were then consulted on locally.

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