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Met Office: Publications

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the annual cost of producing the Met Office's quarterly publication Barometer; how many copies are printed; and what is the objective of the publication. [HL292]

The cost of producing Barometer in the past 12 months was £44,750. The Met Office prints 7,000 copies of each edition of the publication, which is also available on line at

Barometer is the Met Office corporate magazine, aimed at informing and stimulating interest in weather and the natural environment and demonstrating the diverse range of services and activity in which the Met Office is involved. It is read globally and receives a broad range of positive feedback.