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Departmental Publicity

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) different press releases were issued, (b) press conferences were held and (c) different documents or papers relating to information or publicity were issued by his Department in the past 12 months.

In the 12 months up to 14 November 1985 my Department:

  • (a) issued 345 press notices.
  • (b) held 20 press conferences.
  • and (c) issued 110 publicity and information leaflets and booklets.
  • asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the cost to his Department of issuing press releases, holding press conferences and issuing documents or papers of information or publicity in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

    asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what form his Department keeps accounts of its expenditure on publicity; and by what means those accounts are published.

    Provision to meet expenditure on publicity is made in the Supply Estimates in votes IX, 7 subheads K1 (6) and D 10 (1) and IX, 8 subhead All (3).Detailed expenditure records are kept for all publicity projects and are available on request to right hon. and hon. Members.