Department for Exiting the European Union: Newspaper Press

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much his Department has spent on purchasing (a) national newspapers and (b) newspaper online subscriptions since 2016; and how many copies of each national newspaper were purchased in that time period.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Up to the end of the most recent financial year (2018-19), the Department has spent a total of £73,207.36 on newspapers and online subscriptions.

Like all Government departments, it is necessary for us to be aware of public views and opinions, and subscriptions to national newspapers and specialist media outlets are one way we achieve this.

Our current subscriptions are as follows:

Publication

Physical subscriptions

Online subscriptions

Daily Express

1

0

Daily Mail

1

0

Daily Mirror

1

0

Daily Telegraph

1

1

Financial Times

1

100

i

1

0

Mail on Sunday

1

0

Observer

1

0

Sunday Express

1

0

Sunday Mirror

1

0

Sunday Telegraph

1

0

Sunday Times

1

0

The Guardian

1

0

The Irish Times

0

1

The New York Times

0

1

The Sun

1

0

The Sunday Times

1

0

The Sun on Sunday

1

0

The Times

1

1

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