HC Deb 26 February 2003 vol 400 c629W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the(a) gross and (b) net cost is of (i) production and (ii) distribution of NHS magazine; and what its circulation is. [98812]

Mr. Lammy

NHS magazine has two editions; NHS magazine, distributed to 27,000 senior staff in acute and secondary health care teams and primary care magazine, distributed to 30,000 staff in primary health care teams.

Production and distribution costs can be different for different issues, depending on content, advertising revenue and whether any specific staff groups are being sent material of specific interest.

Costs for each issue are reduced by income from advertising. Publications are not subject to value added tax.

The normal average costs of production and distribution are shown in the table.

NHS magazine Primary care magazine
Production 50,386 32,876
Distribution 12,500 13,500
Total(gross) 62,386 46,376
Income from advertising 7,900 7,900
Total(net) 54,486 38,476