HC Deb 28 November 1994 vol 250 cc524-5W
Mr. Bayley

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many official Christmas cards he and his Ministers intend to send in 1994; how much these cards will cost(a) to buy, (b) to post and (c) in staff time to sign, address and place in envelopes; and if he will place in the Library a sample copy of the official Christmas card he intends to send this year.

Mr. Lang

I cannot give the number of official Christmas cards I and my colleagues will send but I will write to the hon. Member when the information is available.

The costs will cost 15p each—excluding VAT—and will be issued by standard second class post. It is not possible to identify the staff time devoted to the dispatch of the cards.

A sample of the card, which depicts the Queen's view in Perthshire, has been placed in the Library.