Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (52)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

51 Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Finance if he will formulate a strategy to ensure that a network of sub post offices serving all of Ireland will be sustained into the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34135/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

I have no role in relation to An Post. The Government's core policy goal for the postal sector is to ensure that Irish customers, both business and residential, enjoy competitively priced, high quality postal services. The Government is committed to a strong and viable An Post and supports its maintenance of the maximum number of economically viable post offices. While I do appreciate the importance of post offices to communities the operation of An Post's post office network is a matter for the board and management of the company and not one in which I, as Minister for Finance, have a statutory function.