HC Deb 15 October 2003 vol 411 cc267-8W
Mr. Randall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many copies have been printed of the booklet entitled, "A joint UK Government approach to reducing conflict"; and what the costs were of its production and printing. [131870]

Mr. Rammell

10,000 copies of this booklet on the Global Conflict Prevention Pool (GCPP) have been printed. Each booklet cost approximately £2.45 to produce (production and printing).

It is important to publicise the Global Pool, particularly to NGOs, international organisations and others who might act as project deliverers, or with whom we might be able to join forces in this important field. Copies have been sent to all UK Embassies and High Commissions overseas for this purpose. Members of the public have also shown an interest in conflict prevention issues, and HMG has a duty to inform the public on how we are using public funds to improve UK efforts on conflict prevention.

The booklet has been well received since its launch on 9 September, and the Conflict Prevention Unit has received significant new interest in the GCPP since this time.

A copy of the booklet has been placed on the FCO website (www.fco.gov.uk) accessible under Global Issues-International Organisations-UN-Conflict Prevention, which should help minimise the requirement for hard copies.

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