National Library of Scotland

Inventory of faxed political press releases (PPR)

This table shows the number of press releases received by fax from four of the main Scottish political parties on a monthly basis from the opening year of the Scottish Parliament to February 2004.

 

SNP

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
January 0 103 116 165 24 0  
February 0 115 122 143 22 0  
March 0 107 126 145 15 0  
April 3 102 130 137 89    
May 0 106 138 150 53    
June 0 129 101 115 70    
July 67 101 91 125 46    
August 94 93 93 86 0    
September 121 107 95 37 0    
October 116 87 117 33 0    
November 148 157 130 44 0    
December 108 123 129 39 0    
Total 657 1330 1388 1219 319 0 4913
               
               

LABOUR

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
January 0 7 9 8 21 6  
February 0 22 8 11 22 4  
March 55 21 14 11 34    
April 117 3 9 8 114    
May 37 11 0 12 12    
June 17 22 0 5 5    
July 3 22 0 4 4    
August 4 18 0 5 3    
September 12 25 0 7 9    
October 0 11 2 11 2    
November 9 39 17 14 9    
December 11 51 7 3 7    
Total 265 252 66 99 242 11 934
               
               

CONSERVATIVES

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
January 0 87 0 0 0 0  
February 0 110 0 0 0 0  
March 0 112 0 0 0 0  
April 87 0 0 0 0    
May 48 0 0 0 0    
June 38 0 0 0 0    
July 21 0 0 0 0    
August 42 0 0 0 0    
September 61 0 0 0 0    
October 47 0 0 0 0    
November 69 0 0 0 0    
December 77 0 0 0 0    
Total 490 309 0 0 0 0 799
               
               

GREEN

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
January 0 0 0 0 0 0  
February 0 0 0 0 0 0  
March 0 0 0 0 0 0  
April 0 0 0 0 0    
May 0 0 0 0 0    
June 1 0 0 0 0    
July 1 0 0 0 0    
August 0 0 0 0 0    
September 0 0 0 0 0    
October 0 0 0 0 0    
November 0 0 0 0 0    
December 0 0 0 0 0    
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
               
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