All 1 Debates between Baroness D'Souza and Lord Deben

Royal Mail: Universal Postal Service

Debate between Baroness D'Souza and Lord Deben
Thursday 19th June 2014

(10 years ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness D'Souza Portrait The Lord Speaker (Baroness D'Souza)
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I hesitate to interrupt the proceedings but I am having difficulty in following them due to the continuing conversations coming from the Benches on my left.

Lord Deben Portrait Lord Deben (Con)
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Does my noble friend accept that those of us who live in the country are particularly at risk should there be any diminution in the strength of the universal postal service? However, could we not be encouraged to take on board the practice adopted on the continent and in America—namely, to situate post boxes at the end of driveways? That is environmentally very friendly and entails a huge cost saving.