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