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Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much the Department spent on advertising in Scotland in each year since 1999 on (a) television, (b) newspapers, (c) radio, (d) magazines, (e) billboards and (f) sporting events. [102332]

The Scotland Office was established in its present form on 1 July 1999.Since that date, expenditure on advertising and publicity has been as follows:

1 Estimated
Most of the expenditure related to electoral registration information. The breakdown of costs relating to television, newspapers, radio and magazines is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The Department did not use billboard advertising or advertising at sporting events.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns between April 2002 and March 2003; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs relating to (a) television, (b) radio and (c) print media. [106436]

There has been no expenditure by my Department on advertising and promotional campaigns in 2002–03.