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Postage Costs

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 967W, on postage costs, if the Commission will issue guidance to House departments that second class mail should be routinely used for non-urgent items; and if he will make a statement. (74392)

All departments of the House are reminding their staff that second class mail should be routinely used for non-urgent items and monitoring of mail issued from House departments began from 1 April 2006. Results from the first quarter of the present financial year will identify those areas where further savings can be made. E-mail is used where possible to save on postage costs.