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Government Initiatives: Advertising

Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 29 June (WA 14), whether, there having been no debate in the House of Lords on the Department of Health's response to the report of the Independent Public Inquiry on Contaminated NHS Blood Products headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell, they will correct the statement in the Answer that the Department had approached the Whips' Office about "a further debate" on the Government's response to the Archer report; and in what terms the approach was made. [HL5366]

I refer the noble Lord to Lord Darzi's reply to him on 21 July. The term “further debate” referred to debates and requests for debates, about Lord Archer's report in general. It was put on record in that reply that no debate has been held in the Lords on this issue since the Government's response on 20 May 2009.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government which initiatives by the former Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and its agencies were advertised in each of the last five years; how much was spent on each; and which used the services of the Central Office of Information. [HL5432]

Spending on advertising procured through the Central Office of Information by the former Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills is as follows:






Higher Education Student Finance campaign 2008/09

£ 58,560




Science Innovation Press Campaign 2008/09




£ 149,577

Total 2008/09






Media Total

Higher Education Student Finance 2007/08





Total 2007/08


Details of any other expenditure on advertising are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.