Mr. Weir 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of his Department's mail is shipped using private companies; and what the cost has been over the last 12 months. (107903) Mrs. McGuire Share this specific contribution Share a link to this specific contribution: Share contribution 3 on Twitter Share contribution 3 on Facebook Share contribution 3 via Email Copy link to contribution 3 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 was £7.9 million.