§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many post offices there are in Scotland(a) in total and (b) in rural areas; and what the figures were in 1990–91. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
I understand from the Post Office that the numbers of post offices in rural areas of Scotland and in total for Scotland were as follows:
March 1991 February 1996 Total 2,155 2,100 Rural 1,318 1,218
I also understand that within these totals a limited number of rural offices were reclassified as urban offices between these dates.