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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Publications

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many members of staff were involved in the publishing of DVL Today in each year since it was first published. (191704)

Since November 2003 (edition 25) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has not had any members of staff working full-time on the external publication DVL Today. Instead, the work is distributed between several members of staff. The estimated number of working hours per edition is shown as follows.

Estimated number of working hours

Editor

74

Three print unit staff

76

Two design staff

26

Total

176

1 Hours altogether.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the annual cost of the publication DVL Today was in each year since it was first published. (191721)

DVL Today is published twice a year in April and October; the first edition was produced in 1991. Since November 2003 the publication has been produced in-house. The annual in-house cost of publishing both editions for each calendar year since 2003 is around £6,500. Prior to 2003 the magazine was produced by external publishing companies, unfortunately this pre-dates our current accounting system and to access the data from our previous accounts system would incur disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated readership is of DVL Today. (191722)

We issue approximately 19,000 copies of each issue of DVL Today to our customers (we have 22,000 of each edition printed). The publication is also available on Driver and Vehicles Licensing Agency’s corporate website for reading/download by customers. DVL Today is published twice a year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many copies of DVL Today were printed in each year since it was first published; and how many copies were posted to readers in each year. (191723)

Since November 2003 (edition 25) we have had 22,000 copies of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s external publications DVL Today printed. Of these, approximately 19,000 of each edition are posted to readers. DVL Today is published twice a year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of posting DVL Today to readers was in each year since it was first published. (191724)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) produce approximately 44,000 copies of DVL Today per annum; approximately 36,000 of these are distributed outside DVLA central to Automated First Registration and Licensing dealers, our Local Office Network and other motoring organisations. Distribution costs (mainly postage) for DVL Today for the calendar year 2007 were £5,114.