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Postal Services

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which companies are under contract to his Department to provide mail services. (170177)

The list of companies DWP has contracts with for the provision of mail services is as follows:

Royal Mail Group: postal services (this is UK-wide via an agreed memorandum of understanding)

TNT: Internal courier services (this is a cross Government courier contract let by DWP)

UK Mail: Down Stream Access provision for second class output from DWP’s regional delivery centres to customers. (This is a framework contract let by Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions.)

Spring Global Mail: International Mail (this is a DWP let contract)

Hays DX: Document Exchange service for DWP Solicitors, Debt Management and Compensation Recovery Unit (DWP access this via an HMRC let contract).