HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 c1387
18. Mr. Brewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has reviewed the various publications issued by his Department.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Yes, Sir. Many are of a high standard, but there is room for significant savings.

Mr. Brewis

While I accept that many of the publications are of a high standard, will my hon. Friend give me some idea what saving he intends to make in money and staff?

Mr. Stodart

I cannot give precise figures. There is little room for a reduction of publications on diseases, grants, safety, subsidies and so on, but certain technical literature will be ceasing. There will be increased emphasis on leaflets for advice, and certain charges will be made for the larger technical publications but not for the advisory ones.