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Departmental Press

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on subscriptions for magazines, newspapers and other publications in each of the last 24 months. (215205)

The information is as follows.

DWP library expenditure April 2006 to May 2008

£

Newspapers

Journals

Books

Total

June 2006

6,966.26

2,337.26

71,685.18

80,988.70

July 2006

5,939.03

69,421.90

132,969.54

208,330.47

August 2006

5,778.84

342.59

65,802.54

71,923.97

September 2006

6,375.36

728.41

152,024.94

159,128.71

October 2006

5,198.24

1,067.25

332,270.64

338,536.13

November 2006

5,180.92

10,209.11

95,340.76

110,730.79

December 2006

5,485.33

3,118.88

52,607.70

61,211.91

January 2007

6,196.54

13,289.08

74,298.92

93,784.54

February 2007

5,788.90

4,865.08

87,826.46

98,480.44

March 2007

6,891.95

1,141.60

144,757.64

152,791.19

April 2007

6,286.22

8,070.46

74,909.52

89,266.20

May 2007

5,440.64

4,558.12

55,932.16

65,930.92

June 2007

5,713.35

26,803.78

75,122.12

107,639.25

July 2007

6,069.79

67,647.50

61,958.26

135,675.55

August 2007

5,255.48

2,345.08

54,124.08

61,724.64

September 2007

4,992.86

2,042.09

55,260.72

62,295.67

October 2007

5,613.15

3,046.14

90,873.78

99,533.07

November 2007

5,780.68

3,273.36

55,511.44

64,565.48

December 2007

4,296.73

10,071.88

159,030.34

173,398.95

January 2008

5,889.49

4,376.70

49,110.60

59,376.79

February 2008

3,343.73

4,817.15

49,473.56

57,634.44

March 2008

4,304.69

3,768.34

115,276.14

123,349.17

Apr 2008

3,864.56

2,383.54

44,695.12

50,943.22

May 2008

3,956.36

5,416.49

47,168.66

56,541.51

Total

130,609.10

255,141.79

2,198,030.82

2,583,781.71

All figures have been centrally gathered by the Department for Work and Pensions Library Services team who manage all publications purchases for the Communications Directorate.

In addition, other teams across the Department may incur incidental expenditure relating to publications. These costs are recorded on a number of different financial systems and this detail is not consolidated by the central team, or included in the figures quoted in the table. The costs of undertaking such an exercise are considered to be disproportionate.