The Londoner

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why did you decide to seek only one quote for the provision of delivery and distribution services for the Londoner in London Underground ticket halls and bus depots?


Answer for The Londoner

Answer for The Londoner

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Only one quote was sought because Associated Newspapers is the only company who can provide the required services to the Greater London Authority.The Greater London Authority wishes to use Metro newspaper bins to distribute The Londoner in underground ticket halls, because this is the most cost-effective way of getting The Londoner into Tube passenger's hands. Associated Newspapers Ltd own the Metro newspaper bins in the ticket halls and they are the only company contracted to London Underground to deliver newspapers into ticket halls in this way.