asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is now the cost per issue of printing and distributing VAT News to all registered traders; and whether in future he will restrict its circulation to those who write to request it.
VAT News no. 14 was distributed with other VAT material and the total distribution cost was £145,183. Printing and paper costs for VAT News no. 14 amounted to £21,253.I shall bear in mind the hon. Member's suggestion but since
VAT News provides new information of which traders would not otherwise be aware it is not possible for them to identify only those issues which cover matters affecting their business.