HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c63W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many copies of the book entitled Defence of Merchant Shipping Memorandum No. 10, weighing one and a half pounds have been distributed; and whether he will state the cost of production and distribution of this publication.

Mr. Dugdale

Approximately 700 copies have been distributed, including: 510 to the Chamber of Shipping for distribution to shipowners in the U.K.; 120 to the Shipbuilding Conference for distribution to shipbuilders in the U.K. The cost of production (of 1,040 copies) was approximately £200: the cost of distribution cannot easily be assessed, but it would be very small in relation to the cost of production.