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Departmental Consultants

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on (a) advertising and (b) consultants in each year since its inception; and how much he expects to spend in each of the next two years. (304754)

The Department's spend on advertising budgets since inception on 28 June 2007 is outlined in the following table. The figures include media spend but do not include production and fees. Figures for 2009/10 are for spend billed to 24 November 2009.

The cost for consultants cannot be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost. Anticipated advertising spend for the next two years cannot be provided at this time.

£ (exc. VAT)

Total

2007/08

4,659,786

2008/09

13,891,106

2009/10

4,260,609