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Departmental Press Releases

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many press releases have been issued by his Department since May 2007. (227642)

The Scotland Office press office has a wide-ranging role within the Department which goes beyond the issuing of press releases. It is involved in planning and executing media plans on behalf of Ministers and the Office and daily contact with the media.

Since May 2007, the Department has issued 185 press releases. This figure does not include information issued orally in response to media inquiries, articles, operational and diary notes, nor does it include the Office’s collaborative work with other Government Departments regarding press and media activity in Scotland.