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Departments: Advertising

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on advertising by (a) the Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years. (139516)

The expenditure on advertising for the Home Office, including the Border and Immigration Agency, and the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau, for the requested period, is in the following table.

£000

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Home Office

9,854

12,062

11,314

9,348

13,658

IPS

489

649

467

826

993

CRB

0

0

0

0

0

For both the Home Office and IPS, advertising for recruitment is accounted for as part of recruitment and selection costs and is not included in the figures above.