HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc28-9W
Mr. Curry

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the annual cost of periodicals that(a)his ministerial office, (b) other ministerial offices within his Department, (c) non-departmental bodies, (d) executive agencies and (e) his Department have subscribed to since 1997. [146025]

Yvette Cooper

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was created on 29 May 2002. The total

29 May 2002 to 31 March 2003 1 April to 22 December 2002
(a) Ministerial Office 1,262 1,710
(b) Other ministerial offices in ODPM 7,827 5,235
(c) Non-departmental bodies (Rent Assessment Panels only) 1,609 1,431
(d) Executive agencies No data available No data available
(e) ODPM total 300,072 237,371

Information on how much NDPBs and Agencies spend on periodicals is not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The exception to this is expenditure by Rent Assessment Panels, which is processed centrally by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.