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Health Education: Finance

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on advertising campaigns on (a) smoking, (b) binge drinking and (c) drug awareness in each of the last five years. (231221)

The following tables show expenditure on smoking, binge drinking, and drug awareness advertising in the period from 2003-04 to 2007-08.

Expenditure on smoking advertising

£ million

2003-04

17.76

2004-05

20.10

2005-06

20.60

2006-07

12.50

2007-08

16.16

The current alcohol campaign was launched in October 2006.

Expenditure on alcohol harm reduction advertising1

£ million

2006-07

1.90

2007-08

1.30

1 Department of Health contribution to campaign run jointly with Home Office.

Expenditure on drugs education advertising

£ million

2003-04

1.50

2004-05

1.99

2005-06

1.26

2006-07

3.13

2007-08

2.00

1 Department of Health contribution to campaign run jointly with Home.