HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 cc465-6W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will list the companies which have an account at the Vote Office for the daily delivery of Hansard and other parliamentary papers.

Mr. Biffen

There are no companies which have an account at the Vote Office for the daily delivery ofHansard and other parliamentary papers. The Vote Office exists exclusively to supply parliamentary papers free of charge to Members and Officers of the House.

The Sale Office of the House of Commons, which is under the separate control of the Deliverer of the Vote, supplies, on payment, parliamentary papers for collection by clients. These clients include registered parliamentary agents and other suitably approved organisations requiring specialist documentation.

The moneys received from this service are shown in the Supply Estimates under class XIX vote 6AZ, as an appropriation in aid and amount to some £130,000 in the financial year 1986–87.

The following is the current list of approved clients:

Parliamentary Agents

  • Dyson Bell and Co.
  • Sharpe Pritchard and Co.
  • Sharwood and Co.
  • Rees and Freres Lewin Gregory and Co.
  • Martin and Co.

Public Organisations

  • Association of Metropolitan Authorities
  • Association of District Councils
  • Water Authority Association
  • British Gas
  • Electricity Council
  • British Rail
  • Post Office HQ
  • British Telecom
  • British Nuclear Fuels
  • Consumer Association
  • 466
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • Church Commissioners

Parliamentary Consultancies

  • Charles Banken Watney Powell
  • CSM Parliamentary Consultants
  • Randalls Parliamentary Service
  • Dewe Rogerson Ltd
  • GJW Government Relations
  • Sallingbury Casey Ltd.
  • Profile Political Relations
  • Westminster Strategy
  • Ian Greer Associates
  • Roland Freeman Ltd.