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Departmental Advertising

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on newspaper advertising carried in each newspaper in the most recent year for which figures are available. (289507)

Human Resources Directorate in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have spent the following amounts on recruitment advertising during 2008-09.

Newspaper

Spend (£)

Times

3,238.70

Guardian

35,834.98

Daily Telegraph

8,000.00

Bicester Advertiser

2,437.71

Milton Keynes Citizen

5,159.79

Northampton Chronicle and Echo

5,927.47

Oxford Mail

7,618.46

Bucks Herald

6,264.11

Evening Standard, Metro, London Lite

6,772.03

Total

81,253.25

Consular Directorate in the FCO have spent the following amounts on advertising during 2008-09 as part of its ongoing Travel Safety campaign for British Nationals.

Newspaper

Spend (£)

The Sun/News of the World

28,800

The Voice and Weekly Gleaner newspapers

9,500

New Nation and Eastern Eye newspapers

18,000

Total

56,300

It is possible that other parts of the FCO have incurred expenditure on newspaper advertising. However, this information is not held centrally, and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.