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Departments: Broadcasting Programmes

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what television programmes have been sponsored by his Department, its predecessors and its executive agencies in each year since 1997. (155625)

The following list gives details of sponsorship deals for the departments and the “arms length bodies” under DIUS's remit since 1997.

Ufl Learndirect have sponsored the following:

This Morning (ITV): September 2000 - March 2002

Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV): September 2002 - December 2002

Trisha (ITV): January 2003 - May 2003

This Morning (ITV): September 2003 - July 2004

Risking it All (Ch 4): April 2004 - May 2004

Wild at Heart (ITV1): 12 February - 5 March 2006

The Royal (ITV1): 12 March - 16 April 2006

Heartbeat (ITV1): 23 April - 7 March 2006

The Jeremy Kyle Show: 13 February 2006 - 28 September 2007

There was an advertiser funded programme project for UK Online for Business (DTI) in June 2003. This went out on ITV Carlton region only.

There was also an advertiser funded programme for Investors in People (DFES) which was called In Good Company and went out in September 2004 on ITV1 Carlton region only.

DFES sponsored City Survival Guide on ITV London from January to March 2003. These were a series of eight 90 second programmes for the Adult Basic Skills (Gremlins) campaign.

There is no record of sponsorship activity May 2004 to February 2006. Records of both the subcontracting agents—COI and PHD have been checked and both confirm this gap in sponsorship activity.