§ Mr. Gibb
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the costs of(a) printing and (b) postage of sending a leaflet to every household informing them of tax and spending decisions. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The approximate cost of the household leaflet is around £1.5 million but the exact cost will depend on a number of factors, including the way in which it is distributed and the number of households receiving a copy. The cost will be firmed up in the run up to Budget 2000. Any expenditure will be met within the existing spending totals.