To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne, on 26 February (Official Report, Commons, col. 806W), what is the cash value of Government spending on marketing and communications in 2009–10 on which the projection of a 25 per cent cut was based. [HL2973]
Budget 2010 announced that over £11 billion of savings have now been identified by department for the years from 2012-13. This includes the consultancy, marketing and communications cuts which were identified based on 2008-09 spending levels, currently the most recent financial year that spending levels are available for. The 2008-09 spend is set out in the Public Sector Procurement Expenditure Survey 2009, published alongside Budget.