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Electricity Boards (Advertising)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has on the amount spent by (a) the Central Electricity Generating Board and (b) each of the 12 area electricity boards on advertising in each year from 1983–84 to 1986–87 and projected spend in 1987–88 and 1988–89, showing in each case the sums spent on (i) television, (ii) newspapers, (iii) hoardings and billboards and (iv) others.

The amount spent by the electricity industry on advertising is a commercial matter for the industry. I have asked the chairman of the Electricity Council to write to the hon. Member.