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Publicity And Advertising

Volume 300: debated on Thursday 13 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the total expenditure on all forms of publicity and advertising by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies for (i) 1993–94, (ii) 1994–95, (iii) 1995–96, (iv) 1996–97, (v) the 1997–98, year to date, (vi) the 1997–98, full year estimate and (vii) the 1998–99 planned expenditure. [15237]

[holding answer 11 November 1997]: The costs for publicity, including advertising, for my Department from 1993–94 to 1998–99 are as follows:

Year£
1993–9414,152,549
1994–9514,102,358
1995–9610,869,563
1996–978,327,916
1997–98 (year to date)1,665,176
1997–98 (forecast)4,923,000
1998–99 (planned)4,447,000
Expenditure on publicity including advertising by my Department's Agencies was as follows:

Year£
Prison Service
1993–94206,900
1994–95200,00
1995–96565,014
1996–97299,778
1997–98 (year to date)136,828
MinisterDatesDestinationPurposeCost £
Right hon. Jack Straw MP and Joyce Quin MP26-27 May 1997BrusselTo attend Justice and Home Affairs Council5,350
Joyce Quin MP9-11 June 1997PragueTo attend meeting of Council of Europe Justice Ministers2,200
Michael O'Brien MP28-30 June 1997BerlinTo attend Oxford Forum tripartite conference with US and Germany on immigration and integration1,200
Lord Williams of Mostyn QC15-19 September 1997Paris, Bonn, Dusseldorf and OsloTo assess investigation of suspicious deaths procedures, human rights issues and community sentences3,850
Alun Michael MP 16-19 September 1997New YorkTo research voluntary sector issues10,000
Joyce Quin MP17-18 September 1997ParisTo attend meeting with French Minister of Justice1
Joyce Quin MP26-28 SeptemberSienaTo address Anglo-Italian Conference300
Right hon. Jack Straw MP and Joyce Quin MP9-10 October 1997LuxembourgTo attend informal Justice and Home Affairs Council1,900

Year

£

1997–98 (forecast)200,000
1998–99 (planned)not finalised—50,000+

Fire Service College

1993–9456,000
1994–9535,000
1995–9633,000
1996–9729,000
1997–98 (year to date)16,000
1997–98 (forecast)28,000
1998–99 (planned)not yet allocated

Passport Agency

1993–9479,945
1994–95127,040
1995–9694,814
1996–97143,899
1997–98 (year to date)12,500
1997–98 (forecast)33,000
1998–99 (planned)not yet allocated

Forensic Science Service

1997–98 (year to date)280,000
1997–98 (forecast)387,000
1998–99 (planned)not yet allocated

Prior to 1997–98, under the Forensic Science Service Agency's framework document, publicity was provided by the Home Office and is included in the departmental spend.

I shall write to the hon. Member, as happened when he last asked a similar question, with regard to expenditure on publicity by my Department's Non-Departmental Public Bodies. This information is not held centrally and will take some time to collate.