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Post Office Network In Cumbria

EDM number 522 in 2006-07, proposed by David Maclean on 18/12/2006.

That this House notes the Government's plan to scrap 2,500 post offices on the grounds that the network costs the Government £150 million per annum; further notes that in the last year alone £168 million of Government services have been taken away from the network and believes that it is the policies of this Government which has caused the loss; further believes that village post offices are a vital social lifeline and that mobile post offices can never be the centre of village life; is concerned that Cumbria, the poorest sub-region in the whole of Europe, will take a disproportionate share of the closures; and asks the Government to assist Cumbria rather than push it further down the economic league table.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

David Maclean18/12/2006Penrith and The BorderConservativeProposed
Bob Spink18/12/2006Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/12/2006Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Andrew Rosindell19/12/2006RomfordConservativeSeconded
Tim Farron09/01/2007Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Pelling11/01/2007Croydon CentralConservativeSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell22/01/2007Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Hemming24/01/2007Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders26/02/2007TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned

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