§ Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the cost to public funds of the printing and publishing of the Scott report. 
§ Mr. Lang
HMSO normally bears the costs of printing, publishing and distributing all Parliamentary publications, with the overall aim of recovering these from sales revenue.
However, in this case, and at the request of Sir Richard Scott, my Department has agreed to pay a subsidy in the region of £85,000 so that the cover price can be contained at a level which ensures that the report is as accessible as possible to the general public.