HC Deb 14 March 1962 vol 655 cc163-4W
Mr. McAdden

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total cost falling on public funds for the supply of newspapers and periodicals; and what is the total annual number of such publications so supplied.

Sir E. Boyle

The cost borne on H.M.S.O. Vote was £445,520 for 1960–61: in addition a few Departments bear their own costs—details are not readily available. 44,000 periodical subscriptions were ordered together with

day courses in grant aided establishments for further education, and shows what percentage they are of all employees in the same age group. The figures are given separately for England and Wales, and Scotland. The figures for Scotland have been supplied by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.

separate issues of newspapers and periodicals, a record of which is not maintained centrally.