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Discount Parcel Post Rates For Forces In The Gulf

EDM number 388 in 1990-91, proposed by Richard Livsey on 30/01/1991.

That this House notes with concern that relatives sending parcels to forces serving in the Gulf are being charged by Royal Mail Parcel Force a minimum charge of up to ú2 for parcels up to the first kilo, and a maximum charge of ú5 for a maximum parcel weight of 10 kilos; further notes that these charges are almost identical to internal surface parcel charges within the United Kingdom; believes this to be unfair to caring relatives who wish to send parcels to boost the morale of our service personnel in the Gulf; and requests that the Ministry of Defence and Royal Mail Parcel Force liaise to ensure that parcels can be sent to the Gulf at discount charges of 45p and 52p per parcel item, which are the current rates applying to parcels sent to our forces serving in the Falklands.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Richard Livsey30/01/1991Brecon and RadnorProposed
Geraint Howells31/01/1991Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Ronnie Fearn31/01/1991SouthportSigned
Norman Godman31/01/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Peter Hardy04/02/1991WentworthSigned
Ian McCartney05/02/1991MakerfieldSigned
Tom Cox05/02/1991TootingSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/02/1991LeighSigned
Win Griffiths05/02/1991BridgendSigned
Gerry Steinberg05/02/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Jim Wallace05/02/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
John Evans06/02/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Keith Bradley06/02/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Paul Murphy06/02/1991TorfaenSigned
Russell Johnston07/02/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Gordon Oakes07/02/1991HaltonSigned
Llin Golding07/02/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Doug Hoyle11/02/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Tommy Graham13/02/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson14/02/1991WansbeckSigned
Dafydd Wigley15/02/1991CaernarfonSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones20/02/1991Ynys MSigned
Peter Pike25/02/1991BurnleySigned
Alex Carlile28/02/1991MontgomerySigned
Roy Beggs06/03/1991East AntrimSigned
Cecil Walker06/03/1991Belfast NorthSigned

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