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Parliamentary Papers

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many copies of inHouse are produced; at what cost; to whom copies are distributed; how (a) hon. Members and (b) staff of hon. Members can obtain copies; if he will (i) arrange for copies to be sent to hon. Members who express an interest in receiving them and (ii) place copies in (A) the Vote Office, (B) the Printed Paper Office and (c) the Library; and if he will make a statement. (97870)

inHouse is the staff magazine of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and is produced five or six times per annum depending on the pattern of the parliamentary year. The current print run is 3,000 copies at a typical net cost of some £6,200 per edition (including VAT). Thirty per cent. of this cost is met by the House of Lords. Copies are provided to all current staff of the two Houses including contractors, some retired staff and others (for example those featured in a particular issue). Copies are provided to Members and their staff on request to the editor. As inHouse is not connected to business of the House and is primarily intended for the staff of the two Houses, it would not be appropriate to distribute it via the Vote Office. The Printed Paper Office is a matter for the House of Lords. The Library keeps a reference copy of each edition for use by Members and others.