Mail verses Post

George Tsigarides made this Freedom of Information request to Post Office Limited

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George Tsigarides

Dear Post Office Limited,

We will be extremely grateful if you would kindly confirm:

1. the difference between 'Mail' and 'Post', processed by the Post Office and delivered by Royal Mail.

2. Mail using postage stamps, and Mail not using postage stamps, processed by the Post Office and delivered by Royal Mail.

3. Post using postage stamps, and Post not using postage stamps, processed at the Post Office and delivered by Royal Mail.

4. If both 'Post' and 'Mail' processed by the Post Office and delivered by Royal Mail, are compliant to the Universal Postal Union.

5. If items processed by the Post Office and delivered by Royal Mail, using postage stamps, and items processed by the Post Office and delivered by Royal Mail not using postage stamps, are both, Universal Postal Union compliant.

6. The difference between the private Royal Mail and the public Post Office.

7. Are the Post Office and Royal Mail allowed by the Universal Postal Union to process and deliver 'Mail' and 'Post' not compliant to the Universal Postal Union.

Yours faithfully,

George Tsigarides

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/00443

Dear George Tsigarides,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 25th May.
Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 23rd
June.

Please note that due to members of the Information Rights team being
absent due to Covid-19, it is taking longer to process information
requests at this time and regrettably we may be unable to respond to your
request by the due date identified above. We are progressing information
requests as quickly as possible in these circumstances and apologise for
any delay.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,
Liesl Jackson

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear George Tsigarides,

I am writing with regards to your request for information, which was
received on 25 May.

We have started to consider your request, however we require further
information before we are able to proceed, please see attached letter for
further details.

As you will appreciate the statutory timescale for our response to your
request will not commence until we are supplied with the further
information which we require. In the event that we do not hear from you we
will assume that you do not wish to proceed with your request.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Liesl Jackson

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

0333 665 3951

George Tsigarides

Dear Information Rights Team,

!. We understand that the Royal Mail is not obligated to answer FOIA Requests, as they are mainly private, albeit the government still retain a share of Royal Mail.

2. You have confirmed that you are the agent of Royal Mail - and are not directly obligated to adhere and comply with the UPU.

3. Are our questions not clear and concise?

4. Do you have the contact details of the Royal Mail Chief Finance Officer - who we undewrstand should be able to respond to our questions.

Thank You.
Much Appreciated.
Kind Regards.

Yours sincerely,

George Tsigarides

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear George Tsigarides,

Please find the response attached to your Freedom of Information request.

Regards,

Liesl Jackson

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

George Tsigarides

Dear Post Office Limited,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Post Office Limited's handling of my FOI request 'Mail verses Post'.

We do not believe that the Post Office has answered us correctly; in that if the Post Office is now an Agent of Royal mail - who are obligated to adhere to the Universal Postal Union regulations - the Post Office must have a back to back agreement with Royal Mail - so the Post Office must also be obligated to adhere to the UPU regulations.

As such, we will be grateful if the Post Office will liaise with Royal Mail and kindly answer all our questions accordingly.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

George Tsigarides

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr Tsigarides ,

Please find an acknowledgement attached to your Internal Review request.

Regards,

Kerry Moodie
Information Rights Team
Ground Floor
Finsbury Dials
20 Finsbury Street
London EC2Y 9AQ

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr George Tsigarides,

Please find the outcome attached to your Internal Review request.

Regards,

Kerry Moodie

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

0333 665 3951