Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (157)

Pearse Doherty


157. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if An Post will use the proposed new Capita Ireland postcode; if so, whether it proposes to adjust its sorting technology to use postcodes; the amount this will cost and the person who will pay for it; and if An Post's costs are included in the Government's predicted cost of the postcode. [18281/14]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

An Post have been actively involved in the design process for the national postcode system and are committed to using the new postcode. The postcode will be fully integrated with An Post mails sortation systems and any integration costs will be part of An Post’s overall capital expenditure costs. An Post mails integration costs are not included in the predicted €26m Exchequer cost of introducing a National Postcode System.