HC Deb 18 June 2002 vol 387 c308W
Mr. Boris Johnson

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total c st was of sending out the literature from the Standards Board to all parish councils; and if he will make a statement. [62650]

Mr. Raynsford

In May 2002, the Standards Board for England sent copies of guidance on the operation of new codes of conduct to all local authorities within its remit, including parish councils. The total cost of this guidance, including the costs of despatch, was £188,380, some 80 per cent. of which it is estimated relates to providing the material to the 8,500 parish councils in England. This indicates an average cost of a little under £18 per parish council.