House of Commons
ROLE OF POST OFFICES IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
EDM #2441
Tabled 04 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House believes that post offices play an important role in our communities and for small businesses and that the resilience of the post office network should be actively protected, with particular priority given to rural services; notes the findings of a survey by the National Federation of Sub Postmasters that 76 per cent of members who responded take home less than the minimum wage per hour for working in their post office and that as many as 22 per cent of sub postmasters plan on closing, downsizing or handing on their post office in the next 12 months affecting 2.500 post offices and further undermining financial inclusion in our communities; and calls on the Government to take urgent steps to address the risks facing the post office network, including in the short to medium term enhancing the existing banking framework, increasing the range of everyday banking and government services offered at the post office, exploring innovative ideas such as offering local credit unions at post offices and support for social enterprises and increasing public and small business awareness of the services provided by the network.

Signatures (42)

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.
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
04 June 2019
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
04 June 2019
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 June 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
05 June 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
05 June 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 June 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
05 June 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
05 June 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
05 June 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
05 June 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
06 June 2019
Grant, Bill
Conservative
10 June 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
12 June 2019
Western, Matt
Labour
12 June 2019
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
13 June 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
13 June 2019
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
14 June 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
17 June 2019
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
18 June 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
18 June 2019
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
18 June 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
19 June 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
19 June 2019
Hollern, Kate
Labour
24 June 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
27 June 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
01 July 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
02 July 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
03 July 2019
Jones, Ruth
Labour
18 July 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
24 July 2019
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
03 September 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion