HC Deb 30 April 1991 vol 190 c145W
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.