§ Mr. Hanley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the price of theOfficial Report.
§ Mr. Maples
Following a review by HMSO, I have authorised increases of £1 in the prices of the daily part and Standing Committee debates and of £3 in the price of the weekly part. Rather lower percentage increases have been authorised for otherHansard items. Subscription rates will be adjusted accordingly and the scale of charges for reprints of Members' speeches appearing in the Official Report will also be raised. These increases, coupled with continued careful control of production costs, are further steps towards eliminating the central subsidy required, which has been progressively reduced from £6 million in 1983–84 to a forecast £1.2 million for 1991–92. The rises will come into effect from the beginning of the new Session.