§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many copies of "British Defence Policy 1990–91" were issued before a printing error on page 5 was discovered;334W how many second copies he expects to issue; and what is the total cost of printing and distributing both copies of this publication.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
We expect to distribute approximately 100,000 copies of "British Defence Policy 1990–91". Design and printing costs will be of the order of £90,000 ex VAT. The publication is distributed in a variety of ways, internally and externally, and it is not possible to put a figure on distribution costs. The printing error was contained in an initial batch of 2,000 about half of which were distributed. A total of 2,000 corrected replacement copies were produced at no extra cost to the Ministry of Defence.