§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the total amount of money 517W 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.