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Our local post offices and postal services are at risk

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Nia Griffith MP has attacked the Conservative – Lib Dem Government’s plans to privatise the Royal Mail, because they put in jeopardy the future of local post offices in the Llanelli area. Post offices cannot survive without a guarantee of the business that they get from Royal Mail.

Nia Griffith MP said, “The Tory LibDem Government is determined to sell Royal Mail without legislating for any long term commitment to post offices. “At the moment the Royal Mail has an agreement to use the post office network for its counter services. But this is under threat. “Government plans could mean a privatised Royal Mail choosing to use other outlets for its counter services, such as supermarkets or a high street chain, and could easily cut down the number of outlets to town centres only. “This would deprive the post office network of up to a third of its income, and would put thousands of post offices at risk. “I will be fighting this move and voting against it in parliament.”

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