§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what was the cost to public funds of publishing the October 1999 issue of the 999W South East of England Development Agency's newsletter SEView; and how many copies were (a) published and (b) distributed. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
[holding answer 28 October 1999]: The first eight page edition of SEEDA—South East View was published on Friday 15 October 1999, and was bound into the centre of South East Business Magazine which had a print run of 13,650 copies. Despatch to readers was by First Class post, the cost of which was met by the South East Business Magazine. An additional 3,000 copies of South East View were delivered to SEEDA of which 1,100 have been distributed so far. The total cost was £8,206.22 plus VAT.