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Departments: Press

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was spent by his Department on newspapers and magazines in the last 12 months. (153235)

Newspaper and magazine purchase is recorded under the general heading of Books and Newspapers.

Details of expenditure on books, newspapers and magazines incurred by the Department over the last financial year are as follows:

2006-07—£166,000

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) was established under Machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2007. This response only relates to those areas of responsibility held by its predecessor the Department for Education and Skills.