HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 c24W
Mr. Denham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many copies of the parents charter were distributed in(a) Southampton and (b) Hampshire; and what was the cost in each case.

Mr. Robin Squire

The figures have been provided by the Royal Mail, which was contracted to carry out the distribution on behalf of the Department of Education:

  1. (a) Southampton–245,130 copies;
  2. (b) Hampshire (excluding Southampton)–147,782 copies.
The actual cost of the distribution is commercial in confidence and to disclose it would compromise the Department's confidential tendering procedures.