Since Ministry of Justice was created in May 2007 and to end March 2008 the total figure for spend on advertising was £6.3 million. Figures are available only on a full financial year basis and it is not possible to provide accurate data for December 2007 to December 2008.
A breakdown of these figures is given in the answer to the right hon. Member for Devizes (Mr. Ancram) on 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1671W. Approximately £6 million of the total £6.3 million was spent on recruitment advertising, principally by Her Majesty's Prison Service.