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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department spent on recruitment advertising in each of the last three years. (107744)

When running recruitment campaigns, we will look to use the media most likely to attract people with the necessary skills. Across the civil service, a range of media are used from local newspapers, specialist magazines e.g.The Economist or People Management; the internet, to the more general public sector sections of the national newspaper job advertising.

The line management units generally meet recruitment costs from their own delegated budgets and there are no centrally held records for advertising costs.