HC Deb 08 February 2001 vol 362 c680W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years(a) 1996–97, (b) 1997–98, (c) 1998–99 and (d) 1999–2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year. [149242]

Dawn Primarolo

The number of press releases issued by the Treasury for the services of the Central Office of Information (COI), who distribute press releases, can be provided readily in calendar year form as follows:

Year Number of press notices
1997 184
1998 239
1999 283
2000 151
2001 to date 10

Future numbers cannot be predicted.

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