§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost to public funds of the Property Services Agency's publication "Better Trade Literature"; how many copies 150W were printed; how many remain undistributed; and on what work the staff who conceived this publication are currently employed.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The cost to public funds of the publication "Better Trade Literature" was £14,785; 9,000 copies were printed and 920 remain undistributed; the publication was requested by a standing committee of the national consultative council of the building and civil engineering industries. The PSA provided technical support to this committee and, following the completion of its work, the staff have been redeployed on other duties.