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Departmental Publicity

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on (a) Ministerial photoshoots and (b) production of videos in which Ministers appear in the last three years for which figures are available. (305513)

The Department has spent the following amounts on ministerial (a) photo shoots and (b) video productions during the last two complete financial years:

£

(a) Photo shoots

(b) Video productions

2007-08

1,521.76

2,579.00

2008-09

1,188.23

920.00

These figures are exclusive of VAT. Expenditure for 2006-07 is unavailable, due to the way costs were broken down during this period.

Additionally, photography and video content, produced as a part of larger projects, cannot be categorised.