Mr. Laws Share this specific contribution Share a link to this specific contribution: Share contribution 1 on Twitter Share contribution 1 on Facebook Share contribution 1 via Email Copy link to contribution 1 to clipboard Copy link To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the Department's mail is shipped using private companies; and what the cost was over 12 months. (102119) Mrs. McGuire Share this specific contribution Share a link to this specific contribution: Share contribution 2 on Twitter Share contribution 2 on Facebook Share contribution 2 via Email Copy link to contribution 2 to clipboard Copy link The percentage of mail shipped using private companies is 11 per cent. This is made up of8 per cent. via a courier contract and 3 per cent. via alternative mail providers. The total expenditure over the last 12 months was £7.9 million.