OPG hours reductions

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please can you give the total number of OPG hours taken out of front line ops in Royal Mail letters dating back to financial year begining April 2004. Also can you provide me with a breakdown of the same hours for the PE postcode area and the huntingdonshire cluster within the PE postcode area.

Yours faithfully,

Darrell Herd

Royal Mail Group Limited

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please can you give the total number of OPG hours taken out of
front line ops in Royal Mail letters dating back to financial year
begining April 2004. Also can you provide me with a breakdown of
the same hours for the PE postcode area and the huntingdonshire
cluster within the PE postcode area.

Yours faithfully,

Darrell Herd

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Royal Mail Group Limited

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Dear Mr Herd,

Re: Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information received on the 17th November
2008.

In your request you asked for ‘the total number of OPG hours taken out of
front line ops in Royal Mail letters dating back to financial year
beginning April 2004. Also can you provide a breakdown of the same hours
for the PE postcode area and the Huntingdonshire cluster within the PE
postcode area’.

We can confirm Royal Mail holds this information and details are shown on
the attachment provided. This document details the reduction of OPG hours
from 2004 to 2008, broken down by Royal Mail Operations, Peterborough Mail
Centre, PE Postcode Delivery Units and delivery cluster Huntingdon. The
figures reflect Royal Mail’s commitment to reduce costs whilst continuing
to deliver the best possible service to every UK address including, of
course, every address in the Peterborough area. It is worth stressing that
the service specification for deliveries that we published in 2004-05 has
not changed since that date, including our aim that we deliver the mail in
urban areas, Monday to Saturday, by 2pm. In the first quarter of 2004-05,
the First Class quality of service performance for the Peterborough (PE)
postcode area was 85.0%. The most recent figures we published – for the
summer of 2008 – showed that First Class quality of service in the
Peterborough postcode area was 94.2%, above the national First Class target
of 93.0%.

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Your sincerely

Marie Teasdale
Freedom of Information Case Officer
Company Secretary's Office

(See attached file: Reduction of OPG hours for full financial years from
2004.doc)

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