§ Mr. MacGregor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the annual cost to the taxpayer of the English Tourist Board magazine "Tourism in England"; what is the circulation; and what are the commercial objectives of the magazine.
§ Mr. Meacher
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 7th April 1977; Vol. 929, c. 691], gave the following information:
In 1976 the magazine's production costs, excluding staff and overheads, were approximately £20,000. Circulation is 10,000 per issue but readership is higher. The objectives are less commercial than to provide information and stimulus within public bodies, major trade interests, and other organisations with responsibilities relevant to the development of tourism.