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Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost is of publication of “Preview”, published by the Defence Procurement Agency; how it is funded; and to what individuals and groups it is distributed. (91154)

[holding answer 18 September 2006]: The cost of the printing and publication of “Preview,” and its associated organisational wall charts covering the Defence Procurement Agency and the Equipment Capability Customer, in the financial year 2005-06 was £106,575 including VAT. Publication costs were fully met through advertising revenue, which in the financial year 2005-06 totalled £238,917 including VAT, generating a surplus income of £132,342. Preview is distributed to individuals and groups through individual and bulk circulation to the following organisations, bodies and individuals: the Defence Procurement Agency, the Defence Logistics Organisation, MOD Ministers' private offices, MOD senior officials' private offices, MOD central staffs, other Government Departments, units of the armed forces, defence industry bodies, defence contractors, defence attaches in UK-based embassies and High Commissions, UK defence attaches, foreign Government defence procurement organisations, UK media organisations and Members of Parliament.