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Departmental Staff

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 20 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list all the documents produced by the Scottish Information Office in the 12 months March 1976 to March 1977 and the quantities of each printed, by title.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 7th April 1977 Vol. 929, c. 650], gave the following information:The leaflets, posters and booklets published by Scottish Information Office on behalf of my departments during the year 1st April 1976 to 31st March 1977, and quantities printed were:

Benefits of North Sea Oil (Booklet)5,000
Thank God They're Here (Poster)20,000
Regulated Tenancies (Booklet)50,000
Tulliallan Jubilee (Booklet)1,000
Rooms to Let (Leaflet)25,000
Landlords and the law (Leaflet)25,000
Protection under the rent act (Leaflet)25,000
Letting your own home (Leaflet)25,000
Notice to Quit (Leaflet)50,000
When you leave it lock it (Poster)15,000
Expanding in Scotland (Leaflet)12,000
For Your Information—Scottish Agriculture (Leaflet)22,000
Water in Scotland (Booklet)5,000
Water in Scotland (Leaflet)2,000
Blazebuster (Fire Prevention Children's Comic)70,000
Check the Car Thief (Card)110,000
Give Him an Inch (Poster)20,000
Police Recruitment (Booklet)12,000
Prison Officers Recruitment (Leaflet)13,600
Crime Prevention Starts with You (Poster)15,000
Training for North Sea Oil (Booklet)4,000
Registers of Scotland (Booklet)1,000
Scottish Office (Booklet insert)5,000
Check the Car Thief (Leaflet)80,000
Sheriff Courts (Leaflet)2,000
Notice to Travellers (Leaflet)20,000
Scottish Education and North Sea Oil (Leaflet)2,000
Vandalism (Poster)15,000
State Hospital Carstairs Recruitment (Leaflet)5,000
Old People's Week (Poster)10,500
Sheep Scab Restriction (Poster)300
Money on the Move (Leaflet)15,000
Pickpockets (Poster)10,000
Police Guide to Security (Booklet)45,000
Crofting in the Next Decade (Booklet)2,500
Guide to Summary Cause in Sheriff Court (Leaflet)10,000
Controlled Rents to Fair Rents (Booklet)15,000
Information to Potential Jurors (Leaflet)200,000
Career Prospects for University Graduates (Leaflet)500
Nursing Conference (Programme)100
1977 Crime Prevention Calendar200,000
Rabies (Leaflet)20,000
Land Community Scheme (Booklet)25,000
Vandalism (Poster)10,000
Make Sure of Your Vote (Poster)10,000
Legal Aid (Poster)5,000
Community Land Scheme—Disposal (Booklet)2,000
Fire Prevention (Poster)5,000
Blazebuster (Fire Prevention Comic—new issue)70,000
Rent Rebates (Leaflet)400,000
Rate Rebates (Leaflet)300,000
Carry on Learning (Poster)5,000
Rent and Rate Rebates (Poster)2,500
Fuse Rating (Leaflet)60,000
Never… While Its Lit (Fire Prevention Poster)5,000
Perpetual Calendar for Fire Prevention10,000
Scotland Where the Action is (Leaflet)5,000
Good Neighbours (Poster)22,000
North Sea Oil (Booklet)5,000
Disabled Week (Poster)7,500
Good Neighbout (Leaflet)100,000
Lay Observer (Leaflet)2,500
Holiday Security Pochettes75,000
Kidney Donor (Cards)34,000
Kidney Donor (Poster)4,000
Electricity Special Payments Scheme (Leaflet)707,000
Gas Heaters (Leaflet)20,000
Community Councils (Poster)5,000
Community Councils (Leaflet)25,000
Never Go With Strangers (Bookmark)52,000
Cycle Safety (Leaflet)65,000
Cycle Safety (Poster)5,000
Police Recruitment (Leaflet)20,000
Community Parents (Leaflet)5,000

Factsheets published during the same year were:



Children's Hearings4,000
The National Health Service1,000
The State Hospital, Carstairs2,000
The Economy of Scotland4,000
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 19762,000
Scottish Office and North Sea Oil and Gas5,000
Land and the Community2,000
The Divorce (Scotland) Act 19761,000
Scottish Education4,000
Scottish Courts3,500
Industry and the Secretary of State2,500
Prisons and Other Penal Establishments1,500
Community Land Act2,000

In addition, the Scottish Information Office distributed a total of 1,426 Press notices. The number of copies issued of each notice varied from about 30 to 800 depending on the content and circulation required. "Newsletter from Scotland", features service for distribution overseas and to London-based correspondents of the overseas Press, was produced each month and 850 copies of each issue circulated.