HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 c711W
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
Nuclear Weapons and Preventing War 1,894
Key Points 5,942
Defence and Disarmament Issues 22,634
A Nuclear Free Europe 2,200
Trident, Britain's Strategic Deterrent 1,664
Trident—Extract from Statement on Defence Estimates 2,274
Defence and Disarmament Issues 14,732
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.
No costings available—COI staff time only involved —on an Allied basis.
1984–85 5,865
Sponsored amount for full financial
year 7,160