Future of the Post Office Network — Congratulates the Government — 13 Jan 2004 at 18:59
The majority of MPs voted for the motion:
- This House
- congratulates the Government for its commitment to modernise and invest in the national network of post offices while keeping them easily accessible to all customers;
- notes that the choice of account for customers into which they wish their benefits paid is entirely a matter for the customer concerned and congratulates the Government on ensuring that all the necessary information is available to customers to make an informed choice;
- applauds the Government's £2 billion investment in the Post Office network and its success in reducing the rate of rural post office closures;
- notes the Post Office's commitment to ensuring that 95% of the urban population live within a mile of a post office, and the majority within half a mile, and that honourable Members are consulted on proposed closures as part of an agreed process between the Post Office and Postwatch;
- further notes that 3,500 post offices closed under the previous administration; and
- condemns those who seek to undermine confidence in Britain's postal services.
An earlier motion critical of the Government had just been voted down.
-  Stephen Timms MP, House of Commons, 13 January 2004
-  Future of Post Office Network - Deplores the Programme - rejected, House of Commons, 13 January 2004
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||141 (+2 tell)||0||87.7%|
|Lab||321 (+2 tell)||0||0||79.2%|