HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c346W
Mr. Michael Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list in the Official Report those persons to whom his Department's Press releases are made available.

Mr. Les Huckfield

Relative to the subject matter, the average Department of Industry Press release is distributed to 800 recipients, covering national, regional and specialist Press and the broadcasting authorities. Copies are also sent to commercial organisations and other representative bodies. For the major economic indicators—retail sales, HP figures, capital expenditure. etc—the maximum distribution is in the region of 1,800 copies. A detailed list of recipients would be disproportionately expensive to produce and print in theOfficial Report.