Newspapers (2017)

Request

Which newspapers, magazines, journals & online subscriptions did the organisation procure or receive free during the year 16/17?

 

Response

This information is held by the House of Commons.

The House of Commons Library is the main team which procures and records most details of magazines, journals and online subscriptions for the House.

Where resources are procured free of charge this is indicated on the spreadsheet. The e-journals list includes some resources procured by the House of Lords Library as access is shared between the two Houses and cannot be disaggregated. Some titles form part of packages; where titles are open access or part of freely accessible journal packages this is indicated. Please also note that occasionally other unsolicited titles are sent to the Library free of charge and these are not recorded.

In addition, individual teams or team managers may procure or subscribe to trade journals and magazines to keep them updated about their roles, and limited records of these may be held.  However, there are a large number of teams and managers in the House that may hold these individual records and it would take considerable time to locate and retrieve this data.  We estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit laid down in section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which for the House of Commons is £600. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3½ working days in determining whether the House holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information. Under this section of the Act, the House is not obliged to comply with your request and we will not be processing this part of your request further.
If you were to make a new request for a narrower category of information, it may be that we could comply with that request within the appropriate limit, although I cannot guarantee that this will be the case. For example, you could refine your request to ask for specific publications or a particular team, e.g. the Catering team.