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EDM number 185 in 2017-18, proposed by Helen Hayes on 13/07/2017.

That this House notes that Royal Mail provides vital public services in the delivery of letters and parcels and the provision of PO Box services; further notes that when it was privatised by the Coalition Government in 2013 concerns were raised about the continued provision of local delivery offices, but that no safeguards were put in place to stop asset-stripping in the form of forced closures and sale of local delivery offices; condemns the current delivery office closure programme which is threatening the accessibility of Royal Mail services in many communities across the UK, and which has a particular impact on vulnerable residents and young families; further condemns the absence of any requirement for public consultation in relation to delivery office closures; and calls on the Government to intervene to preserve local delivery offices and protect Royal Mail against asset-stripping.

This motion has been signed by a total of 7 MPs.

Helen Hayes13/07/2017Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourProposed
13/07/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Jess Phillips13/07/2017Birmingham, YardleyLabourSeconded
Gareth Thomas13/07/2017Harrow WestLabourSeconded
Alison Thewliss13/07/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Clive Betts13/07/2017Sheffield South EastLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma13/07/2017Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned

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