HC Deb 17 July 1997 vol 298 c253W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spends on biking press releases to(a) hon. Members and (b) other individuals or groups, each time his Department issues a press release; how many such press releases were issued by his Department (i) in the period 1 May to 1 July and (ii) in the period 1 January to 1 March; and if he will review his Department's use of couriers to deliver press releases and investigate the possibility of using fax or e-mail. [8820]

Mr. Fatchett

This Department does not deliver press releases by courier. They are distributed by fax or e-mail, and are also available on the Internet.