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Press Releases

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much in the last year for which figures are available, his Department has spent on the preparation and issue of press releases.

In 1986–87, the last financial year for which figures are available, the cost of printing and distributing the Department's press notices was £112,419.The preparation of press notices is undertaken as a normal part of their duties by departmental officials and cannot be costed separately.