§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many press releases have been issued by himself, his Minister of State and each of his Parliamentary Under-Secretaries since June 1987.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The total number of news releases issued by the Scottish Information Office in the period 1 June 1987 to 31 March 1989 covering the activities of myself and my ministerial colleagues was 2,078. The number issued on behalf of each Minister was as follows:
Number Secretary of State for Scotland 561 Minister of State (Commons) 426 Minister of State (Lords) 238 Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment 331 Minister for Education and Health 522