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Departmental Marketing

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers in the last five years. (277152)

The majority of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) advertising expenditure relates to recruitment advertising. The breakdown of expenditure on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers in the last five financial years is as follows:

£

Weekly publications

Regional newspapers

2004-05

6,139

91,458

2005-06

7,330

84,547

2006-07

2,303

26,658

2007-08

7,779

9,314

2008-09

Nil

28,505

Total

23,551

240,033