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Postal Workers: Dog Attacks

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what his analysis is of the performance of the Health and Safety Executive’s record of monitoring Royal Mail’s dog attack procedure; and if he will make a statement; (195334)

(2) what plans he has to review the Royal Mail dog attack procedure; what discussions he has had with (a) Royal Mail, (b) the Communication Workers Union and (c) other organisations about reviewing the Royal Mail dog attack procedure; and if he will make a statement.

Compliance with Health and Safety rules is an operational matter for Royal Mail management. Royal Mail takes dog attacks on post men and women very seriously and has developed procedures to ensure that its staff are not put at risk of attack while delivering the post.