§ Mr. Beith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish(a) the price of sending an addressed domestic first class ordinary letter within each OECD country and (b) the price of sending an addressed ordinary letter to any other OECD country from each OECD country in the form of three cross tables each showing the cost in (i) domestic currency, (ii) ECUs and (iii) pound sterling.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The cost of sending a first class letter in the United Kingdom is 25p. The tariffs for sending letters to all other countries in the OECD are published in the leaflet "The Easy Way to Mail Abroad", a copy of which is freely available at the House of Commons Post Office.
No systematic information on tariffs between other countries is held by either the Department of Trade and Industry or the Post Office.