Post Offices APPG

First Registered: 10/10/2018 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To raise awareness of the important economic and social contribution post offices and post masters make; to ensure their position as a vital public service; and to provide input into the areas of public policy which affect the post office.

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Recent Documents related to Post Offices

1. Citizens Advice - written evidence
15/05/2019 - Inquiry: Post Office network - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: at a critical time for the post office network.  ●          Post offices are still an essential part

2. Which? - written evidence
15/05/2019 - Inquiry: Post Office network - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: evidence on the Post Office network. We have focused our response on the role Post Offices play in providing

3. Mr Jonathan Follenfant - written evidence
15/05/2019 - Inquiry: Post Office network - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: (PON0035)OverviewI have been operating a busy Main post office for over 14 years in a secondary retail area

4. Post office numbers
09/08/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2018 Post office numbers By Lorna Booth Jennifer Brown Inside: 1. Overall network size 2. Post offices

5. Devon County Council - written evidence
15/05/2019 - Inquiry: Post Office network - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: Council (PON0023) Executive SummaryThe shift by the Post Office towards a central / devolved model has seen

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Recent Speeches related to Post Offices

1. Post Office Closures
19/10/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the effect of post office closures on local communities.It is - Speech Link
2: communities are still focused on the need for post offices in their local areas. Does she agree that we - Speech Link

2. Post Office Network
10/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered the post office network.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link
2: sure—only one or two banks are left, so the post offices are the true infrastructure that residents now - Speech Link
3: vital point, which I will cover later.Post offices matter to everyone. We are not all digitally - Speech Link

3. Community and Sub-Post Offices
27/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: The simple and undeniable fact is that many post offices face increasing challenges and huge uncertainty - Speech Link
2: constituency. Does he agree that, in rural communities, post offices are the hub of country life? They are more than - Speech Link
3: debate has restored balance to the force.The post office is a community institution in Scotland, and - Speech Link

4. Post Office Network
25/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: we start the debate, I remind colleagues that the Post Office group litigation concerning in particular - Speech Link
2: this House has considered the sustainability of the Post Office network.It is a real pleasure to serve - Speech Link

5. Rural Post Offices
09/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: what steps they are taking to ensure that rural post offices are able to (1) continue, and (2) extend, the - Speech Link
2: Lords, in 2017 we committed to safeguarding the Post Office network and protecting rural services. The - Speech Link
3: I thank the Minister for his reply. Rural post offices are the backbone of many communities. Does he - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Post Offices
1. Post Offices
asked by: Kevin Hollinrake
23/03/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the increase in (a) temporary closures and (b) part-time opening of post offices on communities and community access to essential services across the UK; and if he will make a statement.

2. Post Offices
asked by: Marion Fellows
08/07/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to maintain the existing number of operating branches in the Post Office network.

3. Post Offices
asked by: Marion Fellows
13/07/2021
... and (d) Northern Ireland as at 5 July 2021.

4. Post Offices
asked by: Feryal Clark
19/07/2021
... (b) main and (c) Crown Post Offices in (i) the Enfield North constituency and (ii) the UK.

5. Post Offices
asked by: Ronnie Cowan
15/09/2021
... what (a) steps his Department is taking to ensure effective provision of post office services across the UK and (b) funding his Department has provided to support that provision in each of the last five years.

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7 Current APPG Officers
Tahir Ali Portrait
Tahir Ali
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Patricia Gibson Portrait
Patricia Gibson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran
Joined: 2nd June 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Baby Loss , Cats , Consumer Protection
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Portrait
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom
Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
Lord Hain Portrait
Lord Hain
Treasurer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
4 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Formula One , Motor , Motorsport
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Marion Fellows MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5784.

Email: marion.fellows.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Post Offices APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Post Offices APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gill Furniss Portrait
Gill Furniss
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 1st July 2020
Hugh Gaffney Portrait
Hugh Gaffney
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Sarah Wollaston Portrait
Sarah Wollaston
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Totnes
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships