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Departments: Postal Services

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies. (128250)

The DWP and its agencies use four postal companies to handle mail.

Royal Mail collect, sort and deliver mail from majority of DWP sites including the collection of first class mail from a DWP supplier who produces mail on behalf of the Department.

UK Mail handle approximately 80 million items of DWP second class mail collected from two regional distribution centres and passed into the Royal Mail delivery office network for final mile delivery under down stream access.

Spring is responsible for the collection, sort and onward dispatch for final delivery of departmental international mail.

TNT is responsible for the courier service for the Department’s internal mail. This also includes the distribution of internal mail and stationery from our print suppliers.