Postal services in Scotland inquiry continues with Glasgow visit
10 December 2010
The Scottish Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into postal services in Scotland with a visit to Glasgow on Monday 13 December.
Committee members will visit Pollok post office in Silverburn and Glasgow Mail Centre.
The visit comes a week after committee members visited Oban in Argyll and Bute to hold meetings with business and postal service users, as well as to see first hand the challenges faced by rural, remote post offices.
Mr Davidson, Chair of the Committee, said:
“Pollok post office is a positive example of how by using the initiative of local people the future of vital community services can be secured. The local credit union runs Pollok post office and successfully provides two very important services from one unit, at the same time as offering security for local jobs.”
“In Oban, we heard first hand of people’s fears about the future of post offices, particularly regarding the universal delivery service. However, many positive suggestions were made about the economic viability of post offices in rural areas.
“In Glasgow, we turn our attention to postal services in urban areas and are keen to hear from workers and other business representatives about the challenges they face, and more importantly, suggestions for protecting these vital services.”
Separate to its postal services inquiry, the Committee will also hold a private meeting with Scottish Enterprise in relation to the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into supporting Scotland’s economy.