HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 cc259-60W
Norman Lamb

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much producing his Department's latest Annual Report cost; how many copies were printed; how many copies of it were sold at its cover price; to whom copies of the report have been provided free of charge; and how many copies were provided free of charge. [90892]

Mr. McCartney

The Department for Work and Pensions published its first Departmental Report in May 2002. The cost of production incurred by the Department was £94,940. The costs of printing and publishing are met by the publisher, The Stationery Office Limited, and do not fall to government.

2,450 copies of the report were produced of which 2,010 were for the Department's use. Distribution details are set out in the following table..

The production and sale of remaining copies of the report are matters for the publisher.

Distribution of the Department for Work and Pensions
Departmental Report
Recipients Number of copies distributed free of charge
Social Security Advisory Committee 15
Work and Pensions Select Committee 16
Chair of the Treasury Select Committee 1
Opposition spokesmen 6
Departmental managers 1,745
Laying in the House and House Libraries 27
House of Lords 50
Vote Office 150
Total 2,010