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Election Mail

Volume 589: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether political parties have no means of redress in the event of the Royal Mail failing to deliver election literature as is their duty; and, if so, what steps they propose to take to remedy this situation. [HL1549]

I understand from the Post Office that election mail is treated by Royal Mail in the same way as any ordinary letter in Royal Mail's pipeline, and the sender is entitled to the same rights to compensation in the event of loss or damage to items as set out in the Post Office Inland Letter Post Scheme 1989 (as amended). Political parties would be no exception to this position.