HC Deb 31 October 1984 vol 65 cc1080-1W
Mr. Hayes

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

Mr. Patten

A total of £490,000 was spent in 1983–84 on newspapers, books and periodicals for use within the Department.