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Advertising: Complaints

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many complaints about advertisements sponsored or funded by his Department were made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in each year from 1997 to 2008; and how many of these were upheld by the ASA in each year. (246655)

Since the Department for Transport formed in 2002, 264 complaints had been made about 142 Department and executive agency advertisements or marketing initiatives. No complaints to date have been upheld by the ASA.

To break down the number of complaints by fiscal year would incur disproportionate costs.