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CLOSURE OF POST OFFICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 41: tabled on 23 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 99 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House calls on the Government to ensure that the Post Office closure programme for urban post offices is conducted systematically and only after first consulting all relevant parties including post office users, local public bodies and authorities and the relevant honourable Member, allows for adequate time for such consultation, takes into account not only the distance between existing post offices but also physical obstacles such as hills, rivers, canals and major roads between each post office and the nature of the community served by each post office, including factors such as deprivation and concentrations of older or disabled people, has special regard to the level of deprivation in the area being served by the post office, and takes the views of both the public and Postwatch into account before announcing any closures; notes that despite the Government's assurances that such consultations shall take place, this is still not happening in many instances; believes that the Government's failure to intervene has resulted in the closure of urban post offices which would have remained open had a systematic closure programme with full consultation been undertaken by the Post Office; and therefore deplores the closure of any post office which did not take these factors fully into account.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
North West Norfolk
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
North East Bedfordshire
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 November 2004
East Londonderry
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Stone
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Eastleigh
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2004
Belfast North
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Rutland and Melton
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ribble Valley
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2005
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2004
St Ives
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
Leicester South
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2004
Epsom and Ewell
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2005
Ashford
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2004
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2004
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2005
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2004
North Down
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Orpington
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Basingstoke
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
Cheltenham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Northampton North
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Bromsgrove
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Penrith and The Border
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Vale of York
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Sutton Coldfield
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Tatton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Uxbridge
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Newbury
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2005
Moray
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
Strangford
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2005
Banff and Buchan
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Mid Norfolk
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2004
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
East Devon
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Solihull
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2004
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2004
North Cornwall
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Gosport
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2005
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2004
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ruislip - Northwood
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Havant
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Spelthorne
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2004
North Tayside
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2004
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CLOSURE OF POST OFFICES (Amendment 1)
Conservative, Taunton
1
signature
EDM 41A1: tabled on 10 February 2005