HC Deb 05 December 1963 vol 685 cc1354-5
28. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what was the cost of producing the 18th Annual Report of the Council of Industrial Design; and how many copies have been issued.

Mr. Heath

The estimated gross cost to the Council of printing this Report is £700. About 5,600 copies have been produced, most of which will be distributed free by the Council as part of its normal publicity.

Mr. Pavitt

In view of the fact that this contains two very handsome pictures of two leading Conservative politicians—that of the right hon. Gentleman and one of the candidates in today's by-election—and not quite such a, handsome one of Dr. Beeching, can the Minister say whether a contribution is being made towards the cost by the Public Relations Office of the Conservative Central Office and by British Railways?

Mr. Heath

Not so far as I know. Presumably, they were printed as a good example of industrial design.

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