Sovereignty

Scotland written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the total costs incurred (a) in his Department and (b) in the Government of the creation and production of the booklet, “What staying in the United Kingdom” means for Scotland.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The total UK Government cost to date of “What Staying in the United Kingdom Means for Scotland” is £723,501 (plus VAT).

This works out at the equivalent of 30p per household for the entire process of design, production and delivery. Further detail will be published in the usual fashion in the Cabinet Office transparency returns.

The Scotland Office incurred no costs in the production or creation of the booklet. Staffing costs were taken from existing Scotland Office budgets.

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