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Departmental Publications

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of production of his Department’s publication Schools of the Future: Inspirational Design for Kitchen and Dining Spaces was; and how much was spent on (a) research, (b) preparation and (c) distribution of the publication. (295667)

The cost of producing Inspirational Design for Kitchen and Dining Spaces was around £108,000, broken down as follows:

Research, writing and graphics—£91,000

Preparation (printing, editing and professional photography)—£15,000

Distribution (including to every local authority)—approx £2,000

The publication, which was well received by the School Food Trust, has proved extremely valuable to local authorities, schools and designers particularly those involved in Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital Programme.