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Departmental Marketing

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers since its inception. (277151)

The Ministry of Justice does not record information centrally at a level of detail that would allow for the specific identification of advertising expenditure in weekly and local newspapers. Such information is held locally by courts, prisons and probation boards throughout England and Wales and could be collated only at disproportionate cost. The vast majority of advertising expenditure incurred by the Ministry, however, relates to staff recruitment.