§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many post offices and sub-post offices there currently are in south Yorkshire; and what were the figures for(a) 10 years and (b) 20 years ago.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
I understand from the Post Office that currently there are four crown post offices and 387 sub-post offices, including franchise and agency offices, in south Yorkshire. Corresponding figures for 10 years and 20 years ago are not available because of changes in Post Office Counters Ltd's regional organisation and in the local government structure in south Yorkshire since 1974.