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Rural Areas: Postal Services

Volume 685: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have had discussions with Royal Mail about rural post deliveries and collections; and, if so, what was the outcome.[HL7618

Royal Mail's licensed operations and the provision of the universal service fall under the direct scrutiny of Postcomm, the independent regulator. Postcomm has recently announced that it is carrying out a public consultation on collection and delivery times. The consultation runs until 8 January 2007 and details of the consultation document can be found on Postcomm's website at Printed copies are available from Postcomm, 6 Hercules Road, London SE1 7DB.