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Departmental Advertising

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on (a) print, (b) online, (c) television and (d) radio advertising in each year since it was established; and what percentage of advertising expenditure in each such year was managed by the Central Office of Information. (309903)

The Government Equalities Office was established on 12 October 2007. For the financial year 2007-08 there was no expenditure on advertising. In 2008-09 the GEO spent £26,776.43 on advertising. All of this was related to print and associated on-line newspaper advertising. In 2009-10 to date GEO' has spent £63,345 on advertising all of which was print related and mainly covered recruitment to the Boards of GEO's NDPBs. None of the detailed expenditure was managed by the Central Office of Information.