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Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Attorney-General what is the latest figure for the estimated spending in 1987–88 by the Law Officers' Departments on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) newspaper advertising and (d) other promotional material; and what are the estimated expenditures in each area for 1988–89.

The figures for the Lord Chancellor's Department for 1987–88, excluding associated staff costs, are as follows:

Estimated Expenditure
1987–88 £
Television AdvertisingNil
Radio AdvertisingNil
Newspaper Advertising15,000
Other Promotional Material45,000
Detailed decisions on expenditure for 1988–89 have not yet been taken but no increase in expenditure over that for 1987–88 is anticipated. My own Department, the Law Officers' Department, makes no expenditure on advertising or other promotional material.