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Conservation Policy (Costs)

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much public money his Department has spent in the last year on its publication of the Energy Paper Series and in other publications on the subject of energy policy conservation; and what is the revenue from the sale of these publications.

In 1976 the Department spent £27,762 in printing and putting on sale Energy Papers Numbers 6–18, which dealt with different aspects of energy policy and/or energy conservation as well as the Government's reply to the Select Committee on Science and Technology's Report on Energy Conservation (Cmnd. 6575). The revenue received from the sale of these publications is £21,710 to date.The Department also published and offered free of charge certain papers submitted to the National Energy Conference held in June 1976, fuel efficiency booklets and other energy conservation material at a cost of £41,000.