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Departmental Publications

March 5, 2008

Question written on 05/03/2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on the (a) printing and (b) design costs of producing publications in the latest year for which information is available.

Answered by Ben Bradshaw

The total expenditure on printing of publications, including brochures, leaflets, forms, reports, posters, handbooks, newsletters, folders, guidelines and disability versions was 3,701,321.01 in the financial year 2006-07.The Department does not record design costs separately from other aspects of information and publicity production. An examination of orders placed with the companies on the Department’s design roster or with the Central Office of Information suggests that the total expenditure on design in 2006-07 was approximately 750,000.