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Departmental Newspapers

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what newspapers are produced by his Department; what is their function; how many people they employ; to whom they distributed; and what is the total cost to public funds per annum.

My Department produces an in-house newspaper, Environment and Transport World, as a common service for the Departments of the Environment and Transport and the Property Services Agency. Its function is to foster a sense of corporate identity among staff, to convey staff information, and to stimulate interest in the work of the Departments. There is a staff of two, with part-time assistance from a third officer. One copy is distributed to every three members of staff.The total estimated cost for the financial year 1979–80 are made up as follows:

Staff salaries and overheads£38,282
Distribution600
Printing and paper23,400
Total£62,282
Less advertising revenue7,000
Net Total£55,282