To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) what the monetary value was of contracts between his Department and (a) Post Office Ltd and (b) Royal Mail in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) each year since 2004-05;
(2) what services provided by his Department were the subject of a contract with Post Office Ltd in 1997-98 and have subsequently become the subject of a contract with another supplier; and what the monetary value was of each such contract in (a) 1997-98 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available;
(3) which services of his Department have been the subject of a contract awarded in a tender process in which Post Office Ltd submitted a bid since 1997-98.
The total value of payments made by the Treasury each year to the Royal Mail and the Post Office are:
|Spend (inc. VAT) in financial year||Royal Mail||Post Office Ltd|
| Note: |
Information prior to 2002-03 is not available due to the introduction of a new accounting system at that time.
Records of tenders, contracts and services from the Post Office Ltd from 1997-98 are not held centrally could be provided only at disproportionate cost.