HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c899W
Norman Lamb

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much the production of the Lord Chancellor's Departments' 2003 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. [171149]

Mr. Leslie

The Annual Report 2003 for the Lord Chancellor's Department (LCD) cost the Department £32,519. This was divided between The Stationery Office Ltd (TSO) and the Central Office of Information. The LCD received 615 copies of the Report under the terms of its contract with TSO. These were distributed free of charge within the Department, its agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies, and to stakeholders. I understand that TSO have sold 428 copies of the Report. The Report can be read free of charge on the Department for Constitutional Affairs' website. Web visits to the Report since May 2003 number at approximately 2,300.