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Postal Services: EU Countries

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what information he holds on the charge made for posting a standard-size letter of up to 50 grams in (a) the Netherlands and (b) other EU member states. (249599)

Postcomm, the postal industry regulator, holds comparative data on European stamp prices. Listings of European stamp prices ordered by weight and by country, including the prices charged in the Netherlands, can be found on Postcomm’s website:

http://www.psc.gov.uk/about-the-mail-market/international-market-reviews/european-comparisons-letter-prices.html

The recently published Hooper Report also provided a table on European stamp prices. Copies of the report can be found on the Department’s website:

http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/sectors/postalservices/Review/page45129.html

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what information he holds on the number of EU member states where postal deliveries are made six days a week. (249605)

Information concerning postal regimes in other European countries can be found in the 2008 Ecorys report on developments in the postal sector—a pan European study commissioned by the European Commission’s postal unit. The website address is:

http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/post/doc/studies/2008-ecorys-final_en.pdf