§ 6. Mr. MacColl
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many separate leaflets are issued with each new or renewed passport; what is the total cost of these leaflets in the last convenient year; and how much paper is consumed by them.
|Title||Quantity||Printing and Paper Cost||Departmental Expenses||Total Cost||Weight of Paper Used|
|1. Notice to Travellers*||300,000||108||6||11||2||14||1||111||1||0||6||1||0|
|2. Passport and Visa Notes||650,000||614||3||11||15||7||1||629||11||0||54||1||13|
|3. Travellers Currency Guide||780,000||451||17||4||11||5||11||463||3||3||29||0||27|
|4. Notice to Passengers||450,000||202||4||8||5||1||1||207||5||9||19||1||19|
|5. Vaccination and Inoculation (with amendment slips).||500,000 of each||375||2||1||9||7||7||384||9||8||29||0||7|
|* Subsequently combined with Passport and Visa Notes.|
|The first two leaflets were issued by the Passport Office, the third by the Treasury, the fourth by the Board of Customs and Excise and the fifth by the Ministry of Health.|
§ Mr. MacColl
Does not the right hon. and learned Gentleman think that clearly there is an extravagance here? In particular, does he think it necessary to issue a special leaflet to people living in London who want to go on holiday in France telling them where they can be innoculated against yellow fever in Manchester, if they happen to be in Manchester and want to be innoculated while there against yellow fever? Does he not think that if he cuts down this extravagance it might be possible to reopen the Public Records Office?