FOI forces publication of Post Office list

Rather than having to face up to being forced to disclose its plans under new freedom of information rules, the Post Office has finally caved in to demands for a list of all the offices due for closure by the end of March. The Post Office has revealed that 396 offices have been threatened with closure and that, excepting last minute appeals, almost all of them will shut in the coming weeks.

David Mills, Post Office chief executive, had previously argued that the list was commercially sensitive information and should be withheld from the public.

Post Office names branches to be closed : Guardian wins publication of full list that will be lost (The Guardian, 6 January 2005)

The list can be viewed on the Guardian's website as a pdf file: