HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 cc556-7W
Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department and its executive agencies have spent drafting, publishing and circulating each of their customer charters and customer standard documents; and how many copies of each document have been issued.[19395]

Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give a breakdown of his Department's spending on each charter produced under the citizens charter programme.[20183]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information requested is set out in the table:

Charter Drafting £ Publishing £ Distribution £ Total costs £ Number issued
Executive agencies
Scottish fisheries protection agency 250 150 50 450 200
Scottish agricultural science agency
First edition (1994) n/a 950 n/a 950 150
Second edition (1996) n/a 1,248 n/a 1,248 173
Historic Scotland n/a 1,350 n/a 1,350 6,500
Scottish prison service 3 charter standard documents
(1) public 200 408 608 2,982
(2) prisoners 200 760 No extra costs incurred 960 12,008
(3) visitors 200 222 422 43
Scottish Office pensions agency 148 1,619 No extra costs incurred 1,767 37,500
Students awards agency for Scotland 500 5,000 per annum No extra costs incurred 5,000 per annum 225,000 per annum
n/a indicated that the information requested is either not available or is not known.
Figures on numbers issued are actual numbers issued where known or numbers printed where not known. The SAAS charter is incorporated in the booklet "Student Grants in Scotland" which is revised and re-issued each year to all students. The statistical services charter is published on the back of all statistical bulletins, so there are no separate costs and it is difficult to estimate numbers issued.