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Departmental Postal Services

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months. (221484)

All items sent through the UK post are through the Royal Mail, or in the case of items sent directly between our two offices, under a contract with TNT (Express) UK Ltd. Expenditure is monitored against budget in each location, and last year reduced overall by 12 per cent. over the preceding year.