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Departmental Press

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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. (279428)

The following information is for the month of May 2009, the latest period for which figures are available, and relates to the ministerial team in place at the time.

The Foreign Secretary's private office received the following papers and periodicals Monday to Friday, or when published, at a cost of £589:

Daily Mail x 3

Daily Mirror x 3

Daily Telegraph x 4

Financial Times x 3

Guardian x 4

Independent x 3

International Herald Tribune x 2

Le Monde x 1

The Sun x 4

The Times x 4

Evening Standard (1st Edition) x 3

Evening Standard (West End Final) x 3

The Economist

New Statesman

Spectator

Private Eye.

Lord Malloch-Brown's private office received one copy of each of the following papers and periodicals Monday to Friday, or when published, at a cost of £198.90:

Daily Mirror

Daily Telegraph

Guardian

Independent

International Herald Tribune

The Sun

Times

Economist x 2

New Statesman

Private Eye

Spectator.

Bill Rammell MP's private office received one copy of each of the following papers Monday to Thursday at a cost of £105.00:

Financial Times

The Times

The Independent

The Telegraph

The Sun

Daily Mirror

Daily Mail.

Caroline Flint MP's private office received the following papers and periodicals Monday to Friday, or when published, at a cost of £326.70:

Financial Times x 2

The Daily Telegraph x 2

The Times x 2

The Independent x 2

Daily Mail x 2

Daily Express x 2

Daily Mirror x 2

The Sun x 2

The Guardian x 2

Evening Standard (1st Edition) x 2

Evening Standard (West End Final) x 2

Economist

New Statesman.

Gillian Merron MP's private office received one copy of each of the following papers Monday to Thursday, at a cost of £46.08:

Daily Mirror

Financial Times

Guardian.

Lord Davies's private office received one copy of each of the following papers and periodicals Monday to Friday, or when published, at a cost of £100.70:

Daily Telegraph

Guardian

Times

Economist

New Statesman

Spectator

The Week

Fortune

Private Eye.

Costs for Lord Davies's private office were met by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.