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Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what national environment campaigns have been undertaken by his Department since 1997; and what the (a) resource, (b) capital expenditure and (c) staffing costs in 2009 prices were of each such campaign. (288761)

DEFRA was created in June 2001. Since then DEFRA has undertaken a wide range of various environmentally focussed campaigns through the core Department. This includes Every Action Counts, Climate Change Initiative, Act on CO2, Food Imports, and Muck in 4Life. The total costs for all marketing and communication activity since 2004-05 are as follows:

£

2004-05

4,174,571

2005-06

3,454,786

2006-07

2,084,525

2007-08

6,890,148

2008-09

18,793,329

1This includes the initial Act on CO2 mitigation campaign, now led by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Figures before financial year 2004-05 are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Figures for resource costs, capital expenditure costs and staffing costs in 2009 prices could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.