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Departments: Publicity

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his Department's projected spending is on advertising and promotional campaigns for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09, broken down by cost relating to (i) television, (ii) radio and (iii) print media. (155889)

Currently, projected spending through the Central Office of Information on these advertising media is estimated as follows:

(a) 2007-08 financial year

Nuclear Energy Consultation (July to September 2007) press advertising: £166,634

National Minimum Wage campaign (October 2007 to March 2008), as part of which we currently anticipate spending approximately £400,000 on radio advertising and £200,000 on poster advertising.

(b) No advertising or promotional campaigns have yet been planned through COI for 2008-09.

Figures are exclusive of VAT.