§ Mr. Boyes
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list all White Papers, Green Papers and 707W pamphlets issued by his Department or agencies for which it is responsible in 1994, giving in each case the total cost to the Exchequer of their production, publication and distribution; and what was the total equivalent cost in 1980.
§ Mr. Hague
The cost of production, publication and distribution of White Papers, Green Papers and pamphlets produced by this Department in 1994 is as follows:
£ Headquarters publications White Paper on pensions 17,349 White Paper summary 6,215 Pensions catalogue (PEC1) 7,476 "Measures to tackle discrimination against disabled people" 47,620 Summary of the above 17,936 "You and disability" 75,973.50 "Help with childcare charges" 9,308 "Incapacity Benefit"(IB200) 53,358.18 Incapacity Benefit: Medical Assessment consultation document 8,822.13 "Taking the Plunge": booklet to accompany DWA video 4,740 Departmental Annual Report 49,843.63 Benefits Agency Business Plan 37,595 Annual Report 28,271 Catalogue 32,240 Pensions information for women (pack) 3,829 Deduction from compensation 72,764 Evidence of identity 8,027 Tell us about it 54,437 BEL leaflet 5,510 Child Support Agency Annual Report 6,543 Charter inserts 7,229.78 Contributions Agency Business Plan 26,180 Framework Document 13,954 Annual Report 42,006 "Useful contracts" CA 46 89,540 NI News 855 War Pensions Agency Charter Standard Statement 18,171 Business Plan 11,318 Framework Document 7,294 Annual Report 5,904.04
1. These figures do not include the costs of producing reprints and revised editions of existing leaflets, the costs of which cannot be apportioned to a particular calendar year.
2. Distribution costs are included where possible and appropriate. However, for many campaigns distribution covers a variety of material, including claim packs, and this cannot be broken down.
The Department does not hold information about total costs to the Exchequer other than the costs given in the table.
A total equivalent cost for 1980 cannot be provided because the Department of Social Security did not exist until 1988.