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The Guardian

Volume 570: debated on Monday 11 November 2013

Julian Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13. [171554]

[Official Report, 22 October 2013, Vol. 569, c. 152-53W.]

Letter of correction from Hugh Robertson:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Skipton and Ripon (Julian Smith) on 22 October 2013.

The full answer given was as follows:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has spent the following amounts on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13.

£

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Guardian Newspaper

0.00

12,906.66

1,200.00

Guardian website

5,047.44

14,208.20

11,225.00

Guardian News and Media Group

198.84

0.00

27,054.09

All the Guardian Newspaper and Guardian website expenditure for financial year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 arose in the UK and relates to job advertisements.

All the Guardian News and Media Group expenditure for financial year 2012-13 arose in Trinidad and Tobago and relates to job advertisements, an advert promoting World Day Against the Death Penalty and adverts for public auctions of HMG assets in the Trinidad Guardian.

Records for expenditure in financial year 2009-10 are insufficiently detailed to provide accurate information.

The correct answer should have been:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has spent the following amounts on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13.

£

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Guardian Newspaper

0.00

12,906.66

1,200.00

Guardian website

5,047.44

14,208.20

11,225.00

Guardian News and Media Group

198.84

0.00

0.00

All the Guardian Newspaper and Guardian website expenditure for financial year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 arose in the UK and relates to job advertisements.

Records for expenditure in financial year 2009-10 are insufficiently detailed to provide accurate information.