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Departmental Leaflets

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent on nationally produced (a) consultation documents and (b) public information leaflets in each of the last 10 years. (111005)

Between 1 October 2004 and 31 December 2006, the Department published 1,529 documents including command papers, information leaflets, guidance documentation and national health service staff bulletins. The cost of producing these including design, typesetting, editorial and print services totalled £17,003,082—an average of £11,120 per title.

There is currently no mechanism for identifying which of these are specifically consultation documents or information leaflets and the Department has no central record for printed publications produced prior to 1 October 2004. To attempt to gather this information would incur disproportionate cost.