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Departmental Press

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural 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. (279426)

For the period October 2008 to June 2009, DEFRA Ministers had the following newspapers and periodicals delivered to their offices:

Hilary Benn

Newspapers

Financial Times

Times

Daily Telegraph

Guardian

Independent

Daily Mail

Mirror

International Herald Tribune

Evening Standard

Periodicals

Farmers Weekly

Spectator

New Statesman

Economist

New Scientist

Jane Kennedy

Newspapers

Financial Times

Times

Daily Telegraph

Guardian

Independent

Daily Mail

Periodicals

Farmers Weekly

Farmers Guardian

Fishing News

Lord Hunt

Newspapers

Guardian

Independent

Periodicals

Farmers Weekly

Farmers Guardian

Huw Irranca-Davies

Newspapers

Times

Daily Telegraph

Guardian

The Sun

Daily Mail

Mirror

Evening Standard

Periodicals

Farmers Weekly.

Newspapers were, and continue to be, only delivered Monday-Thursday, with no papers or magazines being delivered through recess periods. Costs for these publications are grouped within a single departmental invoice, so an indicative weekly cost (based on the cover price of each publication) is £109.70, with zero cost during recess periods.