§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Leader of the House what is his estimate of how many copies have been made on photocopiers in the House in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what has been the total cost of supplying, maintaining and running the photocopying machines in each of those years.
§ Mr. John Wakeham
Figures are not held for the total number of copies made in the House. Based on the expenditure figures given in the table and the average cost of copies as billed through HMSO an assessment of the number of copies made is:
Year Number 1982–83 10,000,000 1983–84 11,000,000 1984–85 14,000,000 1985–86 16,000,000 1986–87 16,500,000
Photocopier hire charges, excluding VAT, which include engineering, maintenance and consumables other than paper, for the last five years are as follows:
Year £ 1982–83 128,000 1983–84 157,000 1984–85 197,000 1985–86 224,000 1986–87 233,000