To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent in each of the last three years on hard copy printing of documents for external audiences.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not hold data on the specific information requested. Expenditure, relating to all charges for printing and publications for external audiences, is as follows:
|Account name—publications and printing|
|2010 to 11||58,821.30|
|2011 to 12||138,201.83|
|2012 to 13||122,161.90|
The reason for the increase in expenditure in 2011 to 12 is due to a number of additional publications, produced as part of the Department's reporting on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Information on 2012 to 13 includes costs for the Government Equalities Office (GEO), which was transferred to DCMS from the Home Office in the 2012 to 13 financial year. Previous years data for GEO is contained within the accounts of the Home Office.