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Official Envelopes (Minister's Name)

Volume 977: debated on Wednesday 30 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what are the reasons and the costs involved in having printed on On Her Majesty's Service envelopes the name of the hon. Member for Mid-Oxon (Mr. Hurd) on the botton left hand corner; and whether, in view of the Government's policy of cutting unnecessary Government expenditure, he will cease this practice.

No, because it is a common office practice. The name is not printed but stamped with a rubber stamp—price approximately £5·50—and the annual cost is about that of answering this question.