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Departmental Advertising

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much (a) her Office and (b) the Government Olympic Executive spent on newspaper advertising by publication in the latest year for which figures are available. (289479)

In 2008-09, the amounts spent on newspaper advertising were as follows:

Private office of the Minister for the Olympics—Nil.

Government Olympic Executive—£16,210.44 (comprising payments of £5,551.96 to the Central Office of Information; and £10,658.48 to Sports Recruitment International for advertisements in the Guardian and Timesonline). All advertising expenditure by the Government Olympic Executive was for recruitment purposes.