HC Deb 12 April 1978 vol 947 cc415-6W
Mr. David Hunt

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many questionnaires, statistical inquiries or investigations have been carried out, either wholly or partly at public expense, on behalf of or by his Department or by any public bodies for which he is responsible in 1976, 1977 and in 1978 to date, specifying their nature and purpose and their estimated total cost.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The information is as follows:

The Central Office of Information:
Total cost to public funds
Five in 1976 £49,000
Three in 1977 £13,000

These related to publicity development and evaluation.

tyres of the types used for cars and vans and for lorries and buses were:

Tyres for cars and vans Per cent. Tyres for lorries and buses Per cent.
1973 15 7
1974 18 11
1975 18 11
1976 21 9
1977* 24 18
* Provisional.

Import penetration is the share taken by imports of the home market, which is defined as total sales by United Kingdom manufacturers, employing 25 or more persons, less exports plus imports.

The main countries of consignment and their shares of the total number of these imports were:

The Royal Commission on the Press: In 1976–77 the Royal Commission on the Press concluded several investigations. Annex I to the Commission's Report (Cmnd 6810) explains their nature and purpose; the total cost of all its investigations and research work—1974 to 1977—is given in the report as £242,000.

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