§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many copies of the book entitled Defence of Merchant Shipping Memorandum No. 10, weighing one and a half pounds have been distributed; and whether he will state the cost of production and distribution of this publication.
Approximately 700 copies have been distributed, including: 510 to the Chamber of Shipping for distribution to shipowners in the U.K.; 120 to the Shipbuilding Conference for distribution to shipbuilders in the U.K. The cost of production (of 1,040 copies) was approximately £200: the cost of distribution cannot easily be assessed, but it would be very small in relation to the cost of production.