§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the total spending by the Department of Trade and Industry on press and public relations in 1986–87; and what is the estimated expenditure for the current year.
§ Mr. Butcher
[pursuant to his reply, 17 July 1987]: The total spending on the running costs of the Department's information division and BOTB's publicity unit for 1986–87 was £1.7 million. Provision has been made for estimated expenditure of £1.9 million in the current year.