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Departmental Press

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in her Department; and at what cost in the latest period for which figures are available. (279425)

The following newspapers and periodicals were delivered to the ministerial private offices for the financial year 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009:

Newspaper/periodical titles


Time magazine


Financial Times


Daily Telegraph



Daily Mail

Daily Express

Daily Mirror



Evening Standard

New Statesman

Private Eye


Birmingham Post

Yorkshire Post

Glasgow Herald

Daily Record


Voice Weekly

Eastern Eye

Asian Women

Gay Times

Womens Health

Community Care

Total cost: £13,128.35

The DWP Library delivers (a) newspapers (b) periodicals to the various Private Offices. Private Offices also receive other publications, such as trade publications and charity magazines direct from other organisations. Information on these is not held centrally so not possible to provide. Some of the publications listed were cancelled during the course of the financial year 2008-09.