Durkan supports Post Offices

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has said he remains unconvinced by government assurances that the future of the Post Office network will not be jeopardised by the privatisation of Royal Mail.

Speaking at Westminster yesterday Mr. Durkan said: “I completely opposed the direction of travel of the last government on Royal Mail and the Post Office network.

“The best way of allowing the post office network to reinvent and develop itself over a period of years in the aftermath of privatisation would be to provide a margin of reliability for post offices in terms of the business from Royal Mail on which they have traditionally depended.There has also been a danger of creating a sense that the demise of post offices as we know them is inevitable and terminal, but I do not believe it is.”