HL Deb 18 December 2001 vol 630 cc34-5WA
Lord Barnett

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the recent Treasury Book was published by Palgrave instead of the normal government publisher. [HL2024]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Reforming Britain's Economic and Financial Policy was published commercially as an economics textbook by Palgrave, the academic publishing division of Macmillan. The decision to use a commercial publisher was taken in order to limit financial risk to the Treasury and to utilise Palgrave's marketing experience and distribution networks. Palgrave was chosen through a competitive tender.

Lord Barnett

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether the Treasury Book will be available to Members in the Printed Paper Office in the normal way. [HL2025]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Tordoff)

Yes. The Printed Paper Office has ordered a number of copies, and copies have already been supplied to those Members who have asked for them. Further copies will be ordered as necessary. Delivery time is a day or two longer than for documents published by The Stationery Office.