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Departmental Advertising

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on newspaper advertising carried in each newspaper in the most recent year for which figures are available. (289508)

The Department publishes details of expenditure on public information campaigns in its annual reports, which includes information on press advertising activity.

The total amount for press advertising in 2008-09 is already in the public domain on the Department's website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/corporate/pdf/1298507.pdf

During this period the Department advertised in all major national newspapers and a broad, representative selection of regional and local newspapers.