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Departmental Expenditure (Publications)

Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent funds allocated to his Department have been used to finance publications other than those appearing under Her Majesty's Government's imprint; if such practice has ceased, when it ceased; and if he will make a statement.

In accordance with longstanding practice, funds allocated to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are used to support a variety of publications in the furtherance of British interests overseas Whether or not these bear an official imprint depends on the nature of the publication.