§ Mr. Wiggin
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much he expects to spend on the DE News in the forthcoming year; how many staff are employed on the production of this journal; and what he anticipates the postage and distribution costs will be.
§ Mr. John Fraser:
Twelve issues of the DE News are expected to be published in the period 1st April 1975 to 31st March 1976, the third year of publication, at an estimated cost of £14,500, covering printing, paper and administrative handling charges of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. This external news-pare has an editor who works in a small writing and publications unit which produces a number of other publications for 287W my Department. The editor also has general responsibilities within the section. The cost of second-class postage for despatch of the newspaper and the staff time involved is estimated to be £12,500.