Archive of 15 February 2007
Liberal Democrat trade and industry spokeswoman Susan Kramer said the government has clearly had a role in the decline of the Post Office network, despite blaming the way people choose to live their lives.
Jim Fitzpatrick, the postal services minister, says the government wants to keep the Post Office network but must acknowledge the fact that less people are using it.
The chairwoman of postal services watchdog Postwatch, Millie Banerjee, has welcomed the "pruning" of the Post Office network, provided customers can access services in other ways.
Shadow trade and industry secretary Alan Duncan launches a stinging attack on the government's plans to restructure the Post Office network.