HC Deb 16 September 2004 vol 424 c1689WS
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the total cost of printing departmental headed notepaper was in(a) 1996–97 and(b) the latest year for which figures are available. [185382]

Ruth Kelly

The majority of management units within the Cabinet Office use an electronic Word template to produce departmental headed notepaper at little or no cost to the Department. However, a small number of Management Units do produce their own headed notepaper at an estimated cost of £30,000 in 2003–04.

Financial information prior to the 1997–98 financial year was produced on a previous accounting system and cannot be readily retrieved without incurring disproportionate cost.