HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 cc72-3W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list by title the publications produced by his Department between 1 May 1997 and 31 January 1998. [26330]

Mr. Spellar

The information is not held centrally in the form requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The vast majority of MOD publications, both those published internally and externally, are however processed centrally. In the period specified they dealt with 12,335 Computer controlled publications and 2,713 Manually controlled publications.

MOD Publications are primarily Instructional Manuals/Technical Manuals and general Regulations including Complete Equipment Schedules, Naval Engineering Standards, Illustrated Parts Catalogues and Defence Council Instructions.

The Manually Controlled category includes in excess of 300 Classified Publications.