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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total cost was of advertising positions in his Department in each year since 1997. (117926)

When running recruitment campaigns we use the advertising media most likely to attract people with the necessary skills. Across the civil service a range of media are used—from local newspaper, specialist magazines and the internet, to the public sector sections of national newspapers. Individual management units generally meet recruitment costs from their own delegated budgets and there are no centrally held records.