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Departments: Publicity

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the cost of these services was. (139430)

The information is as follows:

(a) (b) (i) The Department had a zero spend on advertising between 2000 and 2002. The expenditure and agencies used for advertising and consultancy for advertising campaigns from 2003 has been as follows:

Agency/Organisation

£

2003-04

Central Office of Information (COI)

20,987

2004-05

COI

37,085

2005-06

COI

139,578

2006-07

COI

3,580.89

(ii) The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on advertising by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years. (139523)

The information is as follows:

(a) spend (£)

2003-04

20,987

2004-05

37,085

2005-06

139,578

2006-07

3,580.89

Total

201,230.89

(b) This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.