§ Mr. Laws
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much(a) her Department and (b) each agency and non-departmental public body sponsored by her Department spent on (i) publicity and (ii) advertising in each year from 1995–96 to 2002–03 (estimated); and if she will make a statement.579W
§ Clare Short
Our expenditure on publicity, which forms part of our effort to raise awareness and understanding of international development issues in the UK, has been as follows:
Year £ 1995–96 568,755 1996–97 579,916 1996–98 399,755 1998–99 674,531 1999–2000 879,354 2001–01 1,484,281 2001–02 1,286,054 2002–03 11,300,000 1Estimated outturn
We do not hold a separate advertising budget. The majority of advertising relates to recruitment advertising in newspapers and journals. Expenditure for the last three calendar years was as follows:
Year £ 2000 751,972 2001 938,297 2002 1,010,930
Expenditure figures for the preceding years are not available.