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Delivery Services

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition his Department and each of its agencies use of a secure courier. (206685)

There is no single definition of secure courier. Cabinet Office guidelines specify different requirements for couriers, depending on the level of protection that is required. Each Department or agency applies the rules, and selects the courier service that best meets their needs, ensuring that transport of the more sensitive items is only entrusted to those couriers who offer the highest levels of assurance. The timely, safe and secure carriage and delivery of our goods is fundamental to all our courier contracts.