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NHS: Leaflets

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on producing NHS leaflets in languages other than English in 2006-07. (197870)

The information is not recorded in the format requested by financial years. National health service publications are produced by the Department as well as by NHS agencies and local organisations and records are not held centrally.

The Department commissioned translation services at a total cost of £180,319.29 in the calendar year 2006 and £141,352.03 in the calendar year 2007. These costs were for publications branded either NHS or Departmental or jointly branded, as well as for the translation of correspondence and guidance. Printing or recording and production costs are not included in these figures.