§ Mr. Carmichael
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government have spent on advertising campaigns highlighting the dangers associated with(a) alcohol misuse, (b) illegal drugs and (c) tobacco smoking in each year since 1997. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
There has been no expenditure by the Department on advertising the dangers of alcohol during this period. The Department has funded health promotion work in this area from a centrally held budget, including campaign literature, helpline and website advice. However, local national health service agencies are responsible for local health promotion work. The funds they spend on this work forms part of their general budget and no breakdown of these funds is centrally available.
Prior to 1999–2000, the Health Education Authority ran the campaign highlighting the dangers of illegal drugs.225W
The figures in the table show the Department's expenditure from 1999–2000 on advertising the dangers of illegal drugs.
£ million Expenditure 1999–2000 0.53 2000–01 0.5 2002–03 1.5 2003–04 1.51 1Contribution to joint Home Office/Department of Health/ Department for Education and Skills campaign on the dangers of illegal drugs.
Prior to 1999–2000 the Health Education Authority ran the public education campaign on the dangers of smoking. The Department of Health took over this work in 1999–2000.
The figures in the following table show the Department's expenditure from 1999–2000 to date.
£ million Expenditure 1999–2000 6.18 2000–01 8.97 2001–02 7.79 2002–03 7.881 2003–04 117.76 1Total spend to date.