§ Mr. Lee
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the maximum amount per year which the Commission for Racial Equality is permitted to spend on advertising campaigns; and what guidelines are issued by him to the Commission for Racial Equality with respect to advertising contracts.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
In the current financial year the Commission for Racial Equality may spend up to £184,000 on publicity and information services. The division of that budget between advertising campaigns, the production of leaflets and library facilities is a matter for the Commission to determine. The budget for the next financial year has not yet been approved.
I have issued no guidelines on advertising contracts.