§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Paymaster General what was the total cost of producing the booklet "Action for Jobs — Opening More Doors"; how much of this cost was as a result of work done by his Department and how much due to services supplied by the Central Office of Information; and if he will give a breakdown of the Central Office of Information costs.
§ Mr. Lang
The total cost to date of the "Action for Jobs" booklets produced by the Central Office of Information is £383,820 (excluding VAT). This figure includes COI editorial, design, artworks, and commercial printing/production costs for the 2,980,000 booklets so far produced.
It would be disproportionately expensive to attempt an estimate of the time spent on the project by departmental and MSC officials.