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Manpower Services Commission (Publications)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total cost of the current promotional campaign involving the "People at Work" series of booklets; how many of each booklet in the series has been produced; what was the total cost of their production; how many of the booklets have been sold; and what is the total income to date from sales.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 February 1980]: I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the "People at Work" series aims to provide practical training guides to line management in a form they can easily read. They are based on the research material now available. Five booklets have been published with a total print of 180,000 copies. The cost of production was £82,662 and the cost of promotion was £26,422. These figures include the production of free leaflets providing in outline practical advice on each of the subjects covered. Since the end of October 1979, 4,600 at £1 each have been sold.A review of the size of the programme is taking place.