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Departmental Mail

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of the Department's mail is shipped using private companies; and what the cost was over the last 12 months. (95158)

Approximately 60 per cent. of DFID’s mail is sent via a private sector contractor, point-to-point between our two UK offices. The cost of this service for the last financial year was £24,897. All remaining post is sent via the Royal Mail.