Unpaid postage (2018)

Request

  1. The total spent by the House paying unpaid postage on letters and parcels that has been sent to MPs in each of the last 5 years.
  2. The number of unpaid postage payments made to royal mail in each of the last 5 years.

 

 

Response

  1. The total spent by the House paying unpaid postage on letters and parcels that has been sent to MPs in each of the last 5 years.
    This information is not held by the House of Commons. The House holds total cost of unpaid items sent to the whole of the House of Commons, but does not hold a record of unpaid postage on items sent specifically to Members. As such, we cannot disaggregate this information.
    It might help you to know the total cost of unpaid postage sent to the House of Commons (CSV CSV 1 KB) (Table 1).
  2. The number of unpaid postage payments made to royal mail in each of the last 5 years.
    We understand your request here to refer to the number of unpaid items sent to the whole of the House of Commons (CSV CSV 1 KB) (Table 2), this information is held by the House. As stated in our response to your first question, the House does not hold disaggregated information specifically related to Member’s postage.