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Braille/Audio/Large Print Publications

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding her Department has provided for (a) Braille, (b) audio and (c) large print books, newspapers and magazines in each of the last five years. (73657)

My Department has no specific budget to fund Braille, audio and large print publications. However, these publications benefit through Government support for libraries and the publishing industry generally, and more widely, by the way we encourage all industries to make their publications accessible to all. There have also been almost £10 million worth of Lottery projects which have involved publications for the visually impaired.