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Post Office Charging

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Post Office has to change the basis of their charging for letter delivery to take account of letter size rather than weight; and if he will make a statement. (84051)

Postcomm, the independent regulator for postal services has agreed that Royal Mail's new Pricing in Proportion (PiP) will be introduced from August 2006.

Royal Mail is mounting a substantial publicity campaign to explain the changes. Postwatch, the consumer body and Postcomm will be monitoring the implementation closely to safeguard the interest of customers.