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Otley MP praises Post Office for car deal
10:39am Friday 25th January 2013 in Local news
A Wharfedale MP has officially congratulated the Post Office on securing a deal to continue providing driving licence and tax services.
The organisation actually reached the seven year Framework Agreement with the Department for Transport, which confirms that it will keep delivering DVLA services from this spring, in November.
But Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem, Leeds North West) is one of many MPs to have now signed a congratulations board at Parliament to show their support for the move.
He said: "The Post Office is a vital part of communities in Leeds North West and has long provided a platform for essential and every day services, including offering accessible driving licence and tax services to its customers.
"It is vital we ensure local residents can easily access services they need from the Post Office, and the news that it will be continuing to deliver DVLA services is welcome. I was delighted to attend their Parliamentary event to show my support."
The agreement means the company can keep providing a variety of well-used services including: l Renewing driving licence photocards l Issuing Motor Vehicle Licences l Statutory Off Road Notices (SORN) l Duplicate Vehicle Licences.
Mr Mulholland has previously campaigned against the closure of Post Offices across his constituency, including in Otley and Bramhope.
Commercial director at the Post Office, Martin Moran, said: "We are delighted to have Greg’s support.
"We have a strong track record in successfully delivering essential government services. Winning the DVLA contract again is testimony to the quality of our staff and sub-postmasters, whose longstanding commitment to serving local communities contributed greatly to this success."