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Railways: Marketing

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on publicity for rail services in each year since 1997. (245476)

Figures are only available since the Department for Transport (DFT) was formed in 2002-03.

Up until 2006, responsibility for publicity on rail services rested with the Strategic Rail Authority who spent the following on advertising:

£000

2002-03

95

2003-04

505

2004-05

25

Aside from statutory advertising, we have not incurred advertising expenditure promoting rail services since the amalgamation of the SRA into DFT.