Feltham and Heston MP and Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers Seema Malhotra has used Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Questions to call for an inquiry into the ‘mismanagement’ of Royal Mail.
She made the move following the news that Royal Mail have approached the Government seeking a move to a minimum five-day delivery service for letters, in place of the current six-day delivery guaranteed by the Universal Service Obligation (USO). The USO sets out that Royal Mail must provide a six-day-a-week, one-price-goes-anywhere postal service to the 32 million UK addresses.
Labour is committed to the USO. The Government must guarantee that it is secure for the future and will continue to be provided by Royal Mail.
In Parliament, Seema said: