Press: Subscriptions

Treasury written question – answered at on 19 November 2013.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which newspapers, periodicals and trade profession publications his private ministerial office subscribes to on a (a) daily, (b) weekly, (c) monthly and (d) quarterly basis.

Photo of Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Under this Government the Department has reduced spending on newspapers, periodicals and trade profession publications by 73% compared to the final year of the previous Administration—a fall of £139,003:

  Spend (£)
2007-08 142,601
2008-09 128,237
2009-10 189,560
2010-11 62,348
2011-12 41,753
2012-13 50,557

The following list gives the newspapers, periodicals and trade profession publications subscribed to by the private ministerial office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the frequency of those subscriptions:

Daily:

Financial Times

The Independent

The Guardian

Daily Mail

Daily Express

Daily Mirror

The Sun

The Times

Daily Telegraph

International Herald Tribune

Weekly:

Private Eye

Economist

New Statesman

The Spectator

Monthly:

None

Quarterly:

None

Sunday only:

Sunday Times

The Observer

Sunday Telegraph

Independent on Sunday

Mail on Sunday

Sunday Express

Sunday Mirror

Monday to Friday only:

Daily Star

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