During the last five financial years, this Department and its predecessors spent the following on Royal Mail services provided to buildings on its central London estate:
£000 2004-05 215.5 2005-06 194.1 2006-07 119.2 2007-08 118.5 2008-09 137.9
The Government consider that the implementation of the Hooper review recommendations as a package is the best way forward to secure Royal Mail's future. We will return to this package once market conditions are right to secure a suitable partner for Royal Mail Group Limited. In the meantime, the Government are looking to the management and the unions to take forward the modernisation of the company. We encourage both the management and the unions to work together to achieve this.