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Departmental Annual Report

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Minister of State for International Development what the estimated cost was of the reprinting of the Department's 2003 Annual Report following the resignation of the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood (Clare Short) as Secretary of State. [114700]

The printer's estimate for the reprint of the DFID 2003 Departmental Report is £29,340.The total estimated cost of printing the 2003 Departmental Report, including the reprint cost, is £76,480. This compares with £61,236 for the 2002 Departmental Report, and £81,577 for the 2001 Departmental Report.

To ask the Minister of State for International Development how much it cost to pulp the original edition of the 2003 Departmental Report; and for what reason the decision was taken. [115671]

The printers estimate for reprinting the DFID 2003 Departmental Report is £29,340. Copies of the original edition were recycled at a cost of £40.The relevant Secretary of State presents Departmental Reports formally to Parliament, and if that person changes after printing but before presentation, we have to change the Departmental Report to reflect the fact.DFID's Secretary of State changed the day before publication. The Departmental Report produced for the former Secretary of State had already been printed ready for the presentation to Parliament. The report was therefore amended and reprinted to reflect the change in Secretary of State.