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Publicity

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest figure for the number of staff presently employed in the press and public relations office of his Department; and what is the number planned to be employed at this point in 1988.

[holding answer 17 December 1987]: The number of press and public relations staff employed in my Department on 1 December 1987 was 11. The planned complement for press and public relations staff at this point in 1988 is 11.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest figure for the estimated spending in 1987–88 by his Department 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.

[holding answer 17 December 1987]: The estimated expenditure for 1987–88 is £35,000, none of which is likely to be on television and radio advertising. Detailed decisions on expenditure by the media in 1988–89 have not yet been taken but overall publicity expenditure is provisionally budgeted at £36,500.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest figure for the estimated expenditure by his Department on press and public relations for (a) 1987–88 and (b) 1988–89.

[holding answer 17 December 1987]: The estimated expenditure on press and public relations for 1987–88 is £597,900 and provisional budgeted expenditure for 1988–89 is £606,500.