§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many of his Department's publications have been made available in(a) Braille, (b) audio tape and (c) large print in 1997–98; and what percentage of the total number of publications this represents. 
§ Mr. Hoon
No external publications are published by the Lord Chancellor's Department in these formats. However, a number of in-house publications such as LCD News, Talkback, Direct Brief and the staff magazine, Hearsay, are regularly produced in Braille or large print for visually impaired staff in LCD HQ and the Court Service who require it.
Within the Court Service, The Charter for Court Users has been available in Braille and audio cassette since its publication in 1995. An audio cassette which describes the work of the Court Service is due for publication later in 1998. This represents a small part of the total number of publications, an accurate figure for which is not available.