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"A Service For Patients"

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service on what basis the document "A Service for Patients", the conclusions and recommendations of the Royal Commission on the National Health Service, was priced; and if he is satisfied that the price has not inhibited the Commission's intention that the document be read by as many people as possible.

The booklet was priced, appropriately to its length, on the scale applied by HMSO to publications in standard formats. It has achieved a wide circulation; the original edition of 15,000 copies and a reprint of 5,000 have been issued, making a further reprint of 2,500 copies necessary.