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Sir Bob welcomes Government contracts for the Post Office

January 24, 2013 11:35 AM

The Post Office will continue to offer accessible driving licence and tax services to millions of customers in the UK. Colchester MP, Sir Bob Russell, attended an event on 21 January 2013 to demonstrate his continued and strong support for the Post Office by signing a dedicated congratulations board.

Sir Bob had previously written to the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, the Right Honourable Francis Maude MP, requesting that he continue to promote and support the Post Office's efforts to win new Government contracts.

The Post Office secured the seven year Framework Agreement with the Department of Transport in November 2012. It confirmed that the Post Office will continue to deliver DVLA services after the spring of 2013. These services will include:

  • Driver Licence photocard renewal;
  • Motor Vehicle Licence issue;
  • Statutory off-raod notices (SORN);
  • Duplicate Vehicle Licence.

Sir Bob commented that "with an unrivalled network of almost 12,000 branches, there are more Post Offices in the UK than there are bank branches. The Post Office is a vital national asset with a reach which simply cannot be replicated by any other institution".

"It is for that reason that Liberal Democrats in Government have sought to transform the Post Office into the 'front office' of Government. It is my hope that we will be able to reverse the years of neglect under the previous Labour Government, during which nearly half the Sub-Post Offices in Colchester were closed".

Sir Bob Russell, Post Office contract

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