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Publicity And Advertising

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much (a) his Department and (b) each agency and non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department spent on (i) publicity and (ii) advertising in each year from 1995–96 to 2002–03 (estimated); and if he will make a statement. [92243]

For the Northern Ireland Office it is not possible to disaggregate spend on publicity and advertising. The figures below cover both, for the core Department and its Agencies. Information on NDPBs is not held centrally.

£
Total
1995–962,326,800
1996–971,247,400
1997–981.077,706
1998–992,466,691
1999–2000695,017
2000–01591,075
2001–021,223,491
2002–03*1,083,477
*Full year estimate based on spend to date.

Within the Northern Ireland administration it was not possible to disaggregate figures for publicity and advertising in all cases. Combined figures for publicity and advertising for the Northern Ireland Departments, its agencies and NDPBs for each year are set out in the following table.

£

Total

Departments

Agencies

1995–963,153,9601,956,472
1996–973,016,7972,850,578
1997–982,938,8842,955,319
1998–994,606,5172,809,096
1999–20004,508,1253,393,004
2000–015,064,4466,673,867
2001–025,223,7786,177,507
2002–03*2,265,3937,229,788

* Estimated.