(2) how many staff were employed to produce her Department’s We Can publication; what the job title is of each such member of staff; and how much has been spent on staff salaries for those staff in each of the last three years;
(3) how many copies of each edition of her Department’s We Can publication have been printed; and what the cost of (a) publishing and (b) printing the publication has been in each of the last three years;
(4) what budget has been allocated to her Department’s Local Democracy and Participation Directorate for production of the We Can document in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
In the last four quarters we have produced three editions of WeCan! The publication is distributed to 1,350 subscribers comprising local authorities (county, district and parish levels), third sector and voluntary organisations, Government Departments, housing, police and health organisations and tenant associations, think tanks, charities, minority representative groups, university departments, NHS trusts and community groups. In each quarter 1,350 print copies were distributed to subscribers with the remainder provided for internal staff, partner organisations and for distribution at conferences and events.
There is no dedicated member of staff working on the WeCan! publication, it is part of one person’s wider job remit.
In 2006-07 three editions were produced and 2,000 copies were printed per edition. In 2007-08 two editions were produced and 3,000 copies were printed for each edition and in 2008-09 three editions were produced and 3,000 copies were printed for each edition. The total publishing and printing costs for these were £21,000 in 2006-07, £17,000 in 2007-08 and £38,000 in 2008-09.
The funding for meeting these costs was allocated to the local democracy and participation directorate for the production of the WeCan! publication in each of the last three years.