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Departmental Publicity

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in the last 12 months. (167956)

The following table outlines cost of departmental advertising in the last full fiscal year for which completed records are available, 2006-07.

Departmental advertising campaigns expenditure summary for 2006-07

Campaign

2006-07 (£ million)

Alcohol (Department of Health (DH) contribution to campaign run jointly with the Home Office (HO))

1.90

Child Immunisation

1.97

Drugs (DH contribution to campaign run jointly with the HO)

3.13

Flu

1.16

Hepatitis C

0.53

Immunisation

2.80

Maternal and Infant Nutrition/Breastfeeding

0.73

NHS Direct

0.32

Pandemic Flu Preparedness (Standby Materials)

0.57

Teenage Pregnancy (DH contribution to campaign run jointly with Department for Children, the Schools and Families)

2.00

Sexual Health

7.30

Social care / worker recruitment

2.69

Smoking

21.53

5 a Day

0.92