I have asked the chief executive of the Central Office of Information to reply to the hon. Member.
Letter from Mark Lund, dated 7 January 2010:
Re: COI Advertising Spend 2008/9
As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on COI advertising spend in 2008/9 (309843).
The information requested is given in the table which will be placed in the Libraries of the House.
It should however be noted that this reflects only the expenditure that has passed through COI and not necessarily the total cost for the campaign.