HC Deb 22 January 1981 vol 997 c232W
Mr. Conlan

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what factors have caused the price of the "Transport Statistics, Great Britain" to be increased from £7.00 to £18.50; whether he considers that such a price rise in one year is reasonable; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hayhoe

The increase in price mainly reflects the fact that in 1979 Her Majesty's Stationery Office was able to to take advantage of a particularly favourable offer from the trade for producing this publication. This was no longer available in 1980. Cheaper methods of production are being sought for future use.