Skip to main content

Community Legal Advice: Marketing

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) total cost and (b) cost per unit of (i) production and (ii) distribution of the Legal Services Commission’s Community Legal Advice leaflet stands was; and if he will make a statement. (232083)

The cost of producing the Community Legal Advice desk-top leaflet stands was £16,832 at a unit cost of £8.42 per stand.

The Community Legal Advice team holds a contract with a distributor to distribute marketing materials, leaflets and leaflet stands. It is not possible to provide the total cost or cost per unit of distribution for the leaflet, as they may, for example, have been distributed as part of other orders. In addition, some LSC regional offices may have sent out the stands as part of their business mail.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests there have been from hon. Members for the Legal Services Commission’s Community Legal Advice leaflet stands to be distributed to their constituency offices; to how many hon. Members the leaflet stand has been sent; what cost was incurred in distributing the stand to hon. Members’ constituency offices; and if he will make a statement. (232084)

Between November 2007 and October 2008, there were 47 requests from MPs’ constituency offices for Community Legal Advice stands across England and Wales. 151 stands were sent to MPs’ offices. A letter of introduction and explanation was included with the stands sent to MPs. The stands hold approximately 150 leaflets which cover a wide range of topics to help people understand more about the law and how to access their rights.

It is not possible to provide the total cost or cost per unit of distribution for the leaflet, as they may, for example, have been distributed as part of other orders. In addition, some LSC regional offices may have sent out the stands as part of their business mail.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the Legal Services Commission’s Community Legal Advice leaflet stands have been distributed since Community Legal Service Direct changed its name to Community Legal Advice; and if he will make a statement. (232085)

Around 730 Community Legal Advice leaflet stands have been distributed by the LSC since November 2007.