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Advertising Expenditure

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the figures for the spending by his Department on (a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) newspaper advertising and (d) other promotional material in 1979–80 and in each following year; and what is his latest estimate for the current year and budget for 1990–91.

[holding answer 12 March 1990]:The Department of Health's budget for communications and publicity includes provision for nurse recruitment, blood donor recruitment and drug misuse campaigns.Information for the years 1979–80 to 1987–88 is not available in the form requested.

£ million
Expenditure for 1988–89 is as follows:
Television1·662
Radio0·205
Newspaper1·196
Other Material7·736
Estimated expenditure for 1989–90 is as follows:
Television2·682
Radio0·127
Newspaper3·122
Other Material9·945
The budget for communications and publicity has not yet been agreed for 1990–91.