Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson today welcomed the news that the DVLA’s Front Office Counter Services contract has been awarded to the Post Office Ltd.

The announcement was made in the House of Commons by the Secretary of State, The Rt. Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP in a written statement today.

Stewart Jackson said,

“I am delighted that this contract has been awarded to the Post Office and that DVLA-related Post Office services, such as applying for tax discs and driving licences will continue.  I was disappointed about the proposed closure of the DVLA office in Lincoln Road but I welcome the move to introduce of new services at the Post Office such as the provision of duplicate licences and the licensing of Heavy Goods Vehicles.  It is encouraging to see the contract also gives scope for the winning bidder to provide services to the public for other Government departments.”

“This contract not only means that motorists will continue to be able to access DVLA services locally, but also that the taxpayer will be better off to the tune of £13m-£15m each year.  I congratulate the Post Office for winning the contract and welcome the fact that these services will be retained on our High Street via the Peterborough post offices.”

“Many of my concerned constituents who have contacted me about this issue will be pleased to hear this outcome.”

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