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Post Office: Armed Forces

Volume 711: debated on Monday 8 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage companies to recognise British Forces Post Office addresses so that members of the Armed Forces serving abroad may place orders for goods and services online. [HL3893]

In order to assist internet shopping using British Forces Post Office (BFPO) numbers, BFPO has entered into contracts with over 1,300 internet shopping companies. BFPO vouches for the identity and, indirectly, the creditworthiness of the individuals and ensures the delivery of the purchases. A list of these companies is readily available to service personnel on the BFPO website, which can be found at the following link at

BFPO and Royal Mail Group continue to work together to further improve access to internet shopping to personnel overseas.