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Volume 955: debated on Thursday 3 August 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on how many occasions since 1st January 1977 information has been prepared by her Department, at public expense, along the lines of the Written Answer from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Official Report, 14th July, c. 802; what has been the total cost to public funds; and if she will make this publicly financed information available to any hon. Members wishing to receive it, provided that they arrange to collect it.

My Department has provided background notes on eight occasions in the current Session. The cost of preparation was minimal. Circulation on these occasions was restricted but I see no reason why such information should not be considered for a wider circulation in the future.