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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-00578: Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 11 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on RBS branch closures scheduled to take place by summer 2017 and the impact that these may have on vulnerable members of affected communities.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 19 January 2017

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s' decision to close further branches, including the Juniper Green branch in Mr MacDonald's constituency, will have an undoubted impact on the local community.

The Scottish Government is of the firm view that it is essential that banking services are available and accessible to all members of our communities and that, in light of such closures, appropriate alternative access arrangements are put in place.