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New website to stop junk mail

1 November 2011 Last updated at 11:41 GMT

A website is being set up to make it easier to stop receiving junk mail.

It is estimated that the average household gets almost 400 pieces of unwanted post every year.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman told Radio 5 live Morning Reports how the new system would work.

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Morning Reports broadcasts daily 0500 to 0530 on Radio 5 live.