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"Educational Reform"

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many copies of the booklet "Educational Reform" have been printed; to whom they are to be distributed; and what is the total cost of the publication itemised by costs of (a) printing, (b) preparation at all stages, (c) distribution, including postage, and (d) other costs.

500,000 copies of the booklet have been printed. Individual copies have been sent to all headteachers and clerks of governing bodies in England; to all right hon. and hon. Members and to some noble Lords; to local education authorities, chief education officers, examining bodies, teacher unions, examining groups, employers' groups and others known to have an interest and who requested copies of the consultation documents. Further copies are available on request from my Department.The cost is as follows:

£
(a) Printing46,450
(b) Design4,250
(c) Postage45,560
(d) Other costsNil
Total196,260
1 Unit cost 19·25p.