HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 cc387-8W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Prime Minister why the price of Her Majesty's Stationery Office publication"Health and Personal Social Services Statistics for Wales" increased from £5.25 for the 1979 edition to £20 for the 1980 edition.

The Prime Minister

The increase in price mainly reflects the increase in cost of having the publication printed. In 1979 HMSO was able to take advantage of a favourable offer for production; this was no longer available in 1980. Cheaper methods of production are being sought for future use.

HMSO is urgently reviewing its publishing pricing policies, with a view to moving to a more market-orientated policy.