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Post Offices: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 38457, tabled on 22 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent rural post office closures.

Answered on

9 September 2021

The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone in the country can access essential services via the Post Office conveniently and locally. The Government continues to safeguard the Post Office network and protect existing rural services through the access criteria that Government sets.