Lynne Featherstone, Lib Dem MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, has challenged the Minister responsible for Royal Mail on the state of postal services in her local constituency.

Seizing on the opportunity to grill the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Alistair Darling, Ms. Featherstone raised the plight of the many residents who responded to her postal service complaining about local services.

Ms Featherstone comments:

“The Minister’s response was completely inadequate. It’s not just dealing with the individual complaints – it’s systemic problems of lost, stolen, misdelivered and late post that is driving people mad.

“I should send him the 1,000 plus responses I got – maybe when the tip of the iceberg is plonked on his desk he will stop quoting mantras and start taking action.”

Note: for details of Ms. Featherstone’s question to the minister see http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/cm061019/debtext/61019-0001.htm#06101926002273