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Official Report Of Debates

Volume 987: debated on Friday 27 June 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will make a statement on the price of the Official Report.

In order to contain the losses on Hansard within the agreed subsidy for 1980–81 it is now necessary to increase the price of the daily edition from 45p to 80p and the weekly edition from £1·25 to £2·20. There will he corresponding increases in the prices of indexes, Standing Committee debates, bound volumes and subscription rates. The scale of charges for reprints of Members' speeches appearing in the Official Report will also he raised. The revised prices will come into effect as soon as possible but annual subscriptions immediately become renewable at the new rates. Despite these increases, the publication of Hansard will still incur a substantial financial loss.