§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the figures for the spending by his Department on(a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) newspaper advertising and (d) other promotional material in 1979–80 and in each following year; and what is his latest estimate for the current year and budget for 1990–91.
§ Mr. Waddington
Figures for expenditure on newspaper and television advertising for the years from 1979–80 to 1983–84 were given in answer to a question from the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) on 25 May 1985 at column587 and those for 1984–85 were given in answer to another question from the hon. Member for Newham, North-West on 19 December 1985 at column 275.
Figures for radio advertising and other promotional literature for the years from 1979–80 to 1984–85 were given 24W in answer to questions from the hon. Member on 19 November 1986 at columns 202–04 and the hon. Member was also given in those replies figures for expenditure on newspaper, television and radio advertising and other promotional literature for 1985–86. Expenditure figures for the years from 1986–87 to 1990–91 are as follows:
Year Total advertising expenditure (all media) Production and distribution of other promotional material £ million £ million 1986–87 5.0 1.4 1987–88 4.7 2.1 1988–89 5.4 2.8 1989–90 (estimate) 5.6 3.5 1990–91 (provisional) 8.3 4.5
It would not be possible to provide more detailed information for these years except at disproportionate cost.