§ 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. 
§ 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