James Sunderland takes the opportunity of an Urgent Question on the awarding of bonuses to Post Office executives to raise the issue of Post Office and Royal Mail executive pay and bonuses when constituents are complaining about mail not being delivered.
I popped into a leaving party last week, where a Post Office worker was taking early retirement because he had been, in effect, fitted with a tracker, having done a round for 25 years, and because after a two-week holiday he had come back to find that all of his mail had not been delivered. My constituents are also writing to me about mail that is not arriving. Does the Minister agree the Post Office executives must stop congratulating themselves with huge pay rises and bonuses, and just do the job for which they are paid?
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his question, and I certainly agree with that last point. People often confuse the Royal Mail’s activities with those of the Post Office, but there have been some issues with both organisations in recent months. We are keen to ensure that we do whatever we can to resolve those problems, and I am happy to talk to him at length about how we might do that.