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Departmental Press

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in his Department; and at what cost in the latest period for which figures are available. (279416)

Details of newspapers and periodicals delivered to the private office of each of the Ministers in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in April 2009 (the latest month for which figures are available) are contained in the following table. The total cost for the provision of these publications for April 2009 was £1,642.

In May 2009 MoJ private offices, undertook a review of these costs and have made significant cuts in the number of daily newspapers ordered. It is estimated that this will result in a saving of approximately £500 per month.

Newspapers and periodicals ordered by MoJ ministerial offices for April 2009

Jack Straw’s office

Newspapers

Financial Times

Times

Telegraph

Guardian

Independent

Daily Express

Daily Mail

Daily Mirror

The Sun

Daily Star

Evening Standard

Western Mail

Record

Periodicals

Economist

New Statesman

Spectator

Tribune

Prospect

Private Eye

David Hanson's office

Newspapers

Times

Guardian

Telegraph

Independent

Daily Mail

Daily Express

The Sun

Daily Mirror

The Morning Star

Evening Standard

Periodicals

Tribune

Private Eye

Spectator

Bridget Prentice's office

Newspapers

Times

Financial Times

Guardian

Telegraph

Independent

Daily Mail

Daily Express

The Sun

Daily Mirror

Periodicals

The Lawyer

Private Eye

Maria Eagle's office

Newspapers

Financial Times

Times

Guardian

Independent

The Mail

The Sun

Daily Mirror

Evening Standard

Periodicals

New Statesman

The Week

The Lawyer

The Spectator

Lord Bach's office

Newspapers

Times

The Guardian

Daily Telegraph

Independent

Daily Mail

The Sun

Daily Mirror

Evening Standard

Periodicals

Economist

Private Eye

Solicitors Journal

Shahid Malik's office

Newspapers

Times

Guardian

Mail

Periodicals

New Statesman

The Week

The Lawyer

The Spectator

Michael Will's office

Newspapers

Times

Guardian

Telegraph

Independent

Mail

Evening Standard

Periodicals

Nil.

Total cost for April 2009: £1,642.