HC Deb 30 October 1984 vol 65 c904W
Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent in 1983–84 on the purchase of newspapers, periodicals, books and other published reading material.

Dr. Boyson

This information is not separately available for each category and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Figures for total expenditure for the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Departments are as follows:

Northern Ireland Office 66,031
Department of Finance and Personnel 76,340
Department of the Environment 96,192
Department of Economic Development 51,047
Department of Agriculture 63,410
Department of Education 15,277
Department of Health and Social Services 108,173