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Parliamentary Papers

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Lord President of the Council what is (a) the annual cost and (b) the nominal average cost per Member per week of the production of (i) the Order Paper plus blues, (ii) the daily Official Report and (iii) the Vote bundle.

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Annual cost of production of:
Order Paper plus blues2,727,439
(ii) The Daily Official Report2,745,393
(iii) The Vote Bundle4,714,676
(b) The nominal average cost per Member, per week of the production of:
(i) The Order Paper plus blues19·94
(ii) The Daily Official Report17·01
(iii) The Vote Bundle34·47


1. Production costs relate to the 1988–89 parliamentary Session.

2. Publishing and distribution overheads are excluded (they are not production costs).

3. Blues' includes Notices of Questions and Notices of Motions.

4. Assumes one copy of each publication daily per Member.