HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 cc1082-3W
Norman Lamb

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the production of the Cabinet Office'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. [171142]

Mr. Alexander

The Stationery Office Ltd. (TSO) produced the latest Cabinet Office Departmental Report (Cm 6226). TSO determines the number of copies printed for retail sale and meets the costs of printing and publication. TSO does not charge these costs to departments. Since its publication on 28 April, TSO has sold 306 copies of the 2004 Cabinet Office Departmental Report and has provided the Cabinet Office with 150 copies. The cost to the Cabinet Office is £5,905, covering the design, typesetting, production and printing of this year's Report, as well as for the 150 copies received. The Cabinet Office copies were mainly distributed within the Department and to some other Government Departments. The Report can be downloaded free of charge from the Cabinet Office website at http://www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/reports/annualreport/dept-report.asp.