HC Deb 06 May 2004 vol 420 c1731W
Norman Lamb

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the production of 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. [171144]

Mr. Straw

Production of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's departmental report 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 cost £24,453, of which £13,930 was for printing and £10,838 was for design and editorial work. These costs to the Department are 25 per cent. lower than for the 2003 report. Other costs are met by the publisher.

1,900 copies of this year's report were printed, of which 1,350 are distributed internally at a price which covers printing costs. The Stationery Office publishes the report, and as a legal requirement, provides six copies free to the Copyright Library. As the current report was only published on 29 April 2004, information on sales is not yet available. Last year the Stationery Office issued 425 copies of the 2003 Foreign and Commonwealth Office departmental report.

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