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Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on recruitment advertising in each of the last three years. (107743)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s expenditure on external recruitment in the last three years was as follows, £70,786 in 2003-04, £34,931 in 2004-05 and £130,980 in 2005-06. It is not possible to separate the costs of advertising from the other costs associated with external recruitment, e.g. sifting, interviewing etc.