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Departmental Postal Services

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many and what percentage of letters sent by the Government Equalities Office were given to (a) the Royal Mail and (b) another postal services provider for delivery in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. (259983)

The Government Equalities Office does not have any arrangements of its own for postal services. GEO’s staff and Ministers work, or have worked in buildings belonging to other Departments and have used the post arrangements set up by those host Departments. Letters from the GEO in the last 12 months have been sent via the arrangements set up by: Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Justice, the Cabinet Office, the Attorney-General’s Office, and the Department for Work and Pensions. GEO letters would be included within the totals for these other Departments and sent via the providers that they use.