HC Deb 18 June 2002 vol 387 cc221-2W
Mr. Peter Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 30 April,Official Report, column 662W, on departmental communications, what the cost was of (a) preparing; (b) printing and (c) processing the consultation papers, information documents and forms. [55603]

Margaret Beckett

holding answer 10 May 2002]: The aggregated costs of preparation, printing, and processing are as follows. Obtaining figures of expenditure separated according to the categories set out in this question could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.

  1. (a) 38 consultation papers were issued at a cost of £126,223.00.
  2. (b) 418 items categorised as circulars/information literature documents were produced at a cost of £852,649.00.
  3. (c) 225 forms targeted at farmers and ancillary organisations at a cost of £202,965.00.

The mailing costs associated with delivering these documents was £831,049.00.

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