§ 44. Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Secretary of State for Air how much will be the charge on public funds in respect of the new peacetime R.A.F. magazine called "The Review"; how much revenue from advertising it is estimated will be available to offset this; how many copies will be printed; and what is the total weight of paper per year which will be consumed.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
The "Royal Air Force Review" replaces two war-time publications. It is an official paper which is at present issued free to the Service once a month. The circulation will come down, as the R.A.F. is reduced in size, but on the present basis it is estimated that the cost to public funds for paper and printing will be about £6,300 a year and the net revenue from advertising about £1,500. This calculation is based on an average monthly issue of 43,000 copies, for which 33 tons of paper a year would be required.
§ Mr. Allighan
Could the Secretary of State inform the House whether this publication is being issued under Paper Regulation No. 70 or whether it is getting its paper supplies through some other source?
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
I do not think I know the answer to that. But I do not expect that Paper Regulation No. 70 applies, because, as I have said, it is replacing two publications recently discontinued.