HC Deb 07 April 1987 vol 114 cc185-6W
Dr. Owen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much it cost his Department to produce the document "Rural Scotland"; how many copies have been printed and what were their production costs; and how many he expects to be issued to the public.

Mr. Rifkind

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 52]The time spent by officials of my Department in the preparation of "Rural Scotland" cannot be identified separately from their other duties. No estimate of the overall cost to my Department of producing the document can therefore be provided.

A total of 20,000 copies were printed at a cost of £12,350. Subject to demand, apart from those copies required for parliamentary, press and official use, I expect all the copies to be issued to the public.