My Department received 500 copies of the DCA departmental annual report under the terms of its contract with TSO, at a cost of £25,134 (including VAT). These were distributed free-of-charge to key stakeholders such as the judiciary, other Government Departments, magistrates, MPs and Lords, the legal profession, DCA Agencies and DCA staff. Approximately 300 of the copies were sent to external recipients via second-class post, at a total postage cost in the region of £588.
Key policy officials within DCA consulted with cross-criminal justice system partners (Home Office, CPS, Office for Criminal Justice Reform) and HM Treasury on the text and the final version approved by Ministers. The Stationery Office set the retail price of £20.50 for the report based upon their production costs for the report.
Ministers have regular meetings with officials to discuss progress in delivering key initiatives and targets. The structure of the Department for Constitutional Affairs is available on the Department’s website at www.dca.gov.uk and this site also outlines ministerial responsibilities and names senior officials. There is also an organisational chart on pages 138-39 of the departmental annual report.