§ Mr. Redmond
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the annual cost of producing the Economic Progress Report which is being circulated to a number of business firms in the country by the Information Division of the Treasury; and whether, in view of the 95W services offered by financial newspapers and other private enterprise organisations, he will consider economising on this item of national expenditure.
§ Mr. Higgins
The estimated annual cost of producing the Economic Progress Report for the year 1971 is £12,380. This is a reduction of £2,886 on last year's production costs and therefore represents a considerable economy. There is very considerable evidence of continuing and growing demand for this publication and I regard it as performing a useful function.