§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total expenditure by the Treasury on press and public relations in 1979–80 and in each following year; and what is his estimate for 1990–91 and budget for 1991–92.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
Her Majesty's Treasury press and public relations expenditure is as follows:
£ 1988–89 548,264 1989–90 564,691 1990–91 510,489 1991–92 1560,989 1 Estimate.
Comparable figures on press and public relations from 1979–80 to 1987–88 are unavailable and could be produced only at disproportionate cost.