HC Deb 10 July 1984 vol 63 cc516-7W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the total amount of money spent by his Department on advertising in each of the last five years for which figures are available (a) of job vacancies and (b) for other reasons.

Mr. Gummer

Expenditure on advertising in all media by the Department for the past five years was as follows:

Job vacancy advertising £ Other advertising £
1979–80 19,260 110,379
1980–81 8,912 321,795
1981–82 9,055 400,406
1982–83 4,100 489,052
1983–84 1,323 497,717

The sums quoted for job vacancy advertising relate to regional and local press advertising for the recruitment of staff up to clerical level.

The promotion of special measures designed to reduce unemployment account for the greater part of the expenditure quoted for other advertising and, in the main, the national press has been used for this purpose over the period covered.