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Departmental Marketing

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) newspaper and (b) television advertisements his Department funded or part-funded in the last 12 months.

[Official Report, 13 November 2008, Vol. 482, c. 1318W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Woodward:

An error has been identified in the answer given to the hon. Member for North Shropshire (Mr. Paterson) on 13 November 2008. The full answer given was as follows: (234168)

In the last 12 months, the Northern Ireland Office funded 46 newspaper advertisements and one television advertisement. It also part-funded a further two television advertisements during this period.

The answer included a double counting of three advertisement campaigns. In addition the two television advertisements which it stated that the Department part-funded did not, in fact, incur any cost.

The correct response should read as follows:

In the last 12 months, the Northern Ireland Office funded 43 newspaper advertisements and one television advertisement.