HC Deb 11 March 1998 vol 308 cc223-4W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what has been the cost of media presentations and press conferences which he has given, other than those held at his Department. [25151]

Dr. Howells

[holding answer 23 January 1998]: Since 2 May 1997, direct expense has been incurred in mounting media presentations and press conferences involving Ministers held outside the Department or its Agencies as follows:

Event Place Date Cost (£)
Launch of White Paper "Excellence in schools" London 11 June 1997 15,385.27
Launch of National Year of Reading London 29 January 1998 5,000.00
Total 20,385.27