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Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General 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 for these campaigns; and which newspaper publishing groups received payment for advertising space.

My Department in the last three years has advertised extensively in the national and local press to publicise its range of employment programmes as listed. Figures for the number of occasions on which the Department sponsored advertisements and a breakdown by newspaper publishing groups could only be produced at disproportionate cost.