asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many copies of the discussion document "Industrial Injuries Compensation" and the summary have been produced and distributed; at what total cost; and if any organisations have been refused copies or extra copies.
Six hundred main documents and 1,700 summaries have been produced at a total cost of about £1,000. All copies of the main document and more than 1,600 summaries have been issued. It has not been possible to meet requests for more than one copy of the main document from 12 organisations to whom copies were not sent in the initial distribution. Each was sent one copy. In some 50 cases, requests for unspecified documents have been met by the issue of the summary. The heavy demand for the main document meant that extra copies were not available for three of the organisations which had been covered by the initial distribution.The printing of additional copies of both documents is being arranged, but I am afraid that it will be necessary to cover printing costs by a charge.