§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give separate 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 are his latest estimates for 1990–91 and budgets for 1991–92.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Information for the years 1979–80 to 1987–88 is not available in the form requested.
The Department's budget for communications and publicity includes provision for nurse recruitment, blood donor recruitment and drug misuse compaigns.
£ million Expediture for 1988–89 is as follows: Television 1.662 Radio 0.205 Newspaper 1.196 Other Material 7.736 Expenditure for 1989–90 is as follows: Television 3.549 Radio 0.127 Newspaper 2.739 Other Material 10.828 Estimated Expenditure for 1990–91 is as follows: Television 1.900 Radio 0.005 Newspaper 2.258 Other Material 13.148
The budget for communications and publicity for 1991–92 is £24.5 million.