HC Deb 05 March 1997 vol 291 c633W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many copies of(a) "This Common Inheritance" annual report 1997 and (b) "Climate Change, the UK Programme", were produced; at what cost; and to whom they were distributed. [17726]

Mr. Gummer

Some 3,100 copies of this year's "This Common Inheritance" report was printed. One thousand five hundred were for official use at a cost of some £22,300. Of these, 150 copies were distributed to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development; 13 to Parliament; 800 to Government Departments—including Government office for the regions and UK missions overseas, 350 to interested organisations at home; and 120 to the EU, foreign Governments and other international organisations.

Some 3,500 copies of the climate change report were printed. A total of 1,025 were for official use at a cost of some £20,000. Of these, 500 were distributed to the UN climate change secretariat, as required under the convention; 13 to Parliament; 370 to Government Departments—including UK missions overseas; 111 to consultants, agencies, industries and environment campaign groups who had helped in the production of the report or otherwise have a close interest; and 31 to the EU and other international organisations.

A few copies of each document are held by the Department of the Environment and the remainder are on sale to the general public from the Stationery Office.