§ Mr. Truswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what use her Department and its agencies make of postcode areas for(a) the collection and publication of data, (b) devising formulae for the distribution of grants and awards and (c) the delivery of services; and when such usages were last reviewed. 
§ Alun Michael
Postcoded data are used extensively by Defra and the Countryside Agency in the collection and publication of data on rural services. Postcoded data are not used for categories(b) and (c).