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Departmental Advertising

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of his Department's expenditure was on advertising in each of the last 10 years. (182995)

The following table shows the percentage of departmental expenditure against advertising expenditure in each of the years where figures are available.

£ million

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Department of Health resource expenditure1

49,284

56,750

61,661

69,777

75,434

85,647

92,021

Central departmental spending on advertising2

43

34

38

50

54

43

41

NHS spending on advertising3

102

119

124

132

114

75

37

Total spend on advertising

145

153

162

182

168

117

77

Percentage of Department's spend on advertising

0.29

0.27

0.26

0.26

0.22

0.14

0.08

1 Annex A2 of departmental report. 2 Annex E of departmental report. 3 Annual financial returns of health authorities, strategic health authorities, primary care trusts 2000-01 to 2006-07. Note: NHS financial accounts report advertising as a single line so therefore it is not possible to identify media only spend.