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Annual Reports: Costs

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of (a) producing, (b) publishing and (c) distributing the annual report of each trading fund of the (i) Army Base Repair Organisation, (ii) Defence Aviation Repair Agency, (iii) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (iv) Meterological Office and (v) UK Hydrographic Office was in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (105453)

Those costs that can be identified as specifically attributable to the production, publication and distribution of Trading Fund Annual Reports are shown in the following table. These figures exclude the costs of activities carried out by Trading Fund employees in relation to the drafting and compilation of Annual Reports as such costs are not accounted for separately from their other responsibilities.

Trading funds’ costs for producing, publishing and distributing their 2005-06 annual reports and accounts (all costs exclude VAT)

Trading fund

Production

Publication

Distribution

ABRO 1

0

10,155

3,047

DARA 1

16,537

6,787

2

Dstl 1

13,144

3

40

Met Office

11,760

10,594

3,500

UKHO (production and printing carried out in-house)

1,970

130

100

1 External costs only

2 Included as part of publication costs

3 Included within production costs

4 Distributed via electronic means