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Departmental Advertising

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on television advertising in each of the last five years. (230781)

[holding answer 27 October 2008]: The following table outlines Home Office spend on television advertising in each of the last five years:

Total TV spend (£)

2007-08

2,245,431

2006-07

4,600,476

2005-06

3,513,827

2004-05

4,569,830

2003-04

5,455,916

Note: These figures refer to the cost of media excluding fees, VAT and production costs.

During this time, TV advertising addressed the important issues of drug misuse, burglary, vehicle crime, alcohol harm and police and police community support officer recruitment.