Post Offices

MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Essex County Council has taken over the running of some of the post offices in its area. What discussions has the Mayor had with London Councils, the government and Post Office Ltd as to how his office might promote similar initiatives in London?


Answer for Post Offices

Answer for Post Offices

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have said in previous responses, I will continue with every enthusiasm to support the people of London who are campaigning against the closure of local post offices although the closure programme initiated by this Government is sadly now well underway. In terms of supporting the Post Office, Transport for London already has major contracts with Post Office Counters for the processing of the Zip photocard application forms. From next year, Post Offices will also process applications for the new half price Bus and Tram discount scheme, so the GLA is putting a great deal of business their way In terms of taking over the running of Post Offices, then I believe this is a local matter to be dealt with by the London boroughs.