HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 cc352-3W
Mr. Hain

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of Royal Mail International traffic is classified as concessionary printed paper rate—under 100 g; and if he will make a statement concerning its withdrawal.

Mr. McLoughlin

[holding answer 3 November 1993]: Concessionary printed paper rate items weighing less than 100 g represent 2.5 per cent. of total Royal Mail International traffic volume. The recent tariff changes for international printed paper traffic were necessary to ensure that the prices properly reflect the costs of providing the service.