§ Mr. Michie
asked the Prime Minister how much material was produced on defence, arms control and foreign affairs by the Central Office of Information in the years 1983 to 1985; to which organisations it was sent; and how much it cost each year.
§ The Prime Minister
The information is as follows:
£ Production of Publicity Material 1983–84 Defence and Disarmament Issue 35,365 Peace and Disarmament 1,156 Britain and Arms Control 644 Cruise—Your Questions 7,011 Cruise Missiles, Some More Important Questions and Answers 4,891 49,067 1984–85 Nuclear Weapons and Preventing War 1,894 Key Points 5,942 Defence and Disarmament Issues 22,634 A Nuclear Free Europe 2,200 32,670 1985–86 Trident, Britain's Strategic Deterrent 1,664 Trident—Extract from Statement on Defence Estimates 2,274 Defence and Disarmament Issues 14,732 18,670 Distribution COI is involved in the distribution only of the starred titles. The Arms Control and Disarmament Research Unit's Newsletter is distributed on a regular basis by COI and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office control a joint mailing list for this and the starred items. Distribution costs are not separable. 1983–84 No costings available—COI staff time only involved —on an Allied basis. £ 1984–85 5,865 1985–86 Sponsored amount for full financial year 7,160