HC Deb 11 March 1998 vol 308 c214W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers and magazines in(a) 1995–96, (b) 1996–97, (c) 1997–98 to date and (d) 1997–98 full year; and if he will list the newspapers and magazines purchased or subscribed to on a regular basis. [26643]

Mr. Dewar

[holding answer 5 February 1998]: My Department's expenditure on newspapers and magazines (including journals and periodicals) was as shown in the table. A list of the titles purchased has been deposited in the House Library.

Year Expenditure
1995–96 215,911
1996–97 220,116
1997–98 (to end January) 185,101
1997–98 (estimate) 210,000