To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many rural sub post offices existed in (a) 2010 and (b) 2013.
25 November 2014
As required under Section 11 of the Postal Services Act 2011, the Secretary of State lays a report before Parliament providing details of Post Office Ltd’s network. The most recent of these reports was laid in July 2014.
These annual network reports show the following:
Total network size
Rural network size
% rural network
In 2010 this Government made a clear commitment to end the closure programmes of the previous administration. Since 2010 we have committed nearly £2 billion to maintain, modernise and protect the Post Office network, and these figures show that the size of the network is at its most stable for a generation.