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Departmental Marketing

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on publicity and advertising in 2007-08. (198987)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) does not keep a central record of amounts spent on publicity and advertising. The information required to answer this question could only be obtained by requiring individual budget holders in the FCO to examine all invoices for the required year. This could be done only at disproportionate cost.