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Post Offices: Scotland

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 64939, tabled on 21 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices in Scotland have closed since 2010.

Answered on

24 February 2017

The Post Office reported that there were 1,446 post offices in Scotland at March 2010 and 1,410 at March 2016.

Further information on network numbers can be found in the Post Office’s 2015/16 Annual Network Report: http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/sites/default/files/networkreport2016.pdf; and also in a recently published Briefing Paper by the House of Commons Library:

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN02585/SN02585.pdf.

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