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House of Lords: Savings Strategy and Financial Plan

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Lord Campbell-Savours Lord Campbell-Savours Labour

To ask the Chairman of Committees what is the projected saving from the reorganisation of mail delivery services arising out of the House of Lords savings strategy and financial plan approved in 2010.

Photo of Lord Sewel Lord Sewel Chair, Administration and Works Committee (Lords), Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Accommodation Steering Group Committee, Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

In 2011 the House of Lords Administration entered into an agreement with Royal Mail whereby Royal Mail staff would undertake final desk deliveries in Millbank House at no extra cost to the Administration. This saved an estimated £141,000 per annum by comparison with the cost of the additional five attendants who would otherwise have been needed.

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