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Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions his Department sponsored advertisements in national newspapers in the last three years; which newspapers were chosen for these campaigns; which local newspapers were used in these campaigns; and which newspaper publishing groups received payment for advertising space.

The information requested in respect of specific promotional campaigns is as follows:

Number of occasions
National newspapers
Financial Times50
Daily Telegraph2
Local Newspapers
Belfast Telegraph71
Derry Journal50
Sentinel (Londonderry)50
News Letter25
Coleraine Chronicle6
Irish News4
Sunday News2
Newspaper Publishing Groups receiving paid advertising
Pearson Group
News International
Daily Telegraph PLC
Guardian Newspapers Ltd.
Thompson Newspapers Ltd.

Number of occasions

Century Newspapers Ltd.
Irish News Ltd.
Northern Newspaper Group
Ulster Associated Press Group
Morton Newspaper Group

Routine advertising such as job advertisements, contracts and statutory notices have been excluded.