§ Mr. Harper
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many copies of the consultative document "The Control of Firearms in Great Britain" have been printed and distributed to the public; and how this figure compares with other Green Papers published by the Government in the last convenient period.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
12,500 copies of the consultative document "The Control of Firearms in Great Britain" have been printed. To date about 8,300 copies have been distributed of which approximately 6,200 have been sold to the public. Comparative figures for other Green Papers published during the past year are as follows:
Date published Number of copies sold Land Tenure Reform in Scotland. July 1972 2,600 Agricultural and Horticultural Marketing. October 1972 3,400 Proposals for a Tax Credit System. October 1972 19,700 Future of Northern Ireland Paper for Discussion. November 1972 13,900 The Price and Pay Code. A Consultative Document. February 1973 82,700 The Channel Tunnel Project. March 1973 1,950