Written Answers. - Cabinet Handbook.

John Bruton

Ceist:

50 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Taoiseach the number of copies of the Cabinet Handbook distributed to date. [1224/99]

The Cabinet Handbook was published in October, 1998. Copies were distributed to officeholders, party leaders, Departments of State and placed in the Library on 21 October 1998. This distribution required approximately 450 copies.

The text was supplied in electronic format to five Departments to be established on departmental databases. It is also available on my Department's page at the website.

The handbook was placed on sale in the Government Publications Office and in excess of 400 have been sold to date.