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Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service why, in his statement on cuts in Civil Service numbers, he anticipates a reduction in Her Majesty's Stationery Office services; and by how much he expects demand to fall in 1979–80 and 1980–81.

Since Her Majesty's Stationery Office is largely concerned with the supply of goods and services to Government Departments, it is to be expected that the demand on the office will fall in future years as the activity of Government Departments is reduced. Total net expenditure by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in 1979–80 is expected to be some £95 million at 1979 survey prices, and for 1980–81 provision of £100 million was included in the planning figures for "common services" in Cmnd. 7746.