HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 cc1169-70W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of his Department's annual report has been in each of the last seven years. [172918]

Maria Eagle

The Department for Work and Pensions has published three Departmental Reports since it was established in June 2001. The costs falling directly to the Department for production of these reports are shown in the table.

Other costs of printing and publication are met directly by the publisher, TSO (The Stationery Office) and do not fall to government.

Date of publication Cost to Department for Work

and Pensions (£)

May 2002 94,940
May 2003 73,089
April 2004 38,897