Department for International Development: Publications

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Spokesperson in the Lords, International Development, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development)

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much the printing of copies of the Department for International Development's The Rough Guide to a Better World cost; and what royalties were paid to the publishers and owners of the Rough Guide brand.

Photo of Baroness Amos Baroness Amos President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords (Privy Council Office)

Since November 2004, 5.5 million copies of The Rough Guide to a Better World have been printed, at a cost of £1,193,800.81. The Rough Guide to a Better World is a free publication and therefore Rough Guides Ltd, the publishers and owner of the brand, has not received any royalties from the book.

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