§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the cost to public funds of(a) publication, (b) conferences, (c) staff and (d) press liaison costs in connection with the paper. "The Health of the Nation".420W
§ Mr. Sackville
Total costs of publicity and communications in connection with "The Health of the Nation" Green and White Papers are shown in the table:
Year £'000s 1991–92 1,005 1992–93 2,680 1993–94 11,710 1 budget estimate.
This includes conference costs of £230,641 for 1991–92 and £568,885 for 1992–93.
"The Health of the Nation" is an integral part of the work of the Department and the national health service. For this reason, it is not possible to separately identify staff and press liaison costs.