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Departmental Advertising

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on (a) print, (b) online, (c) television and (d) radio advertising in each of the last five years; how much has been spent on advertising in 2009-10 to date; and what percentage of advertising expenditure in each year was managed by the Central Office of Information. (309900)

Information on the Department for Communities and Local Government expenditure on advertising is published every year in its Annual Report. Since 2008-09 this information has been published in a format which allows it to be broken down by the type of media used. However, the information is not available for previous years in this format.

For the financial year 2008-09 I refer the hon. Member to the information provided on the Department's website at:

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

For previous years I refer the hon. Member to the appropriate departmental Annual Report, available in the House Library.

The Department will publish a breakdown of advertising expenditure in 2009-10 at the time of its next Annual Report.

The Department does not hold data on the proportion of its advertising expenditure managed by the Central Office of Information.