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Departmental Mail

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

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)

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.