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House of Commons Hansard
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Departmental Marketing
11 November 2009
Volume 499

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on advertising and publicity in each of the last five years. [294971]

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I refer the hon. Member to the reply on advertising given by my noble Friend Baroness Kinnock today (HL5509).

In addition to that reply, consular directorate’s publicity team spent the following from their publications budget:

£

2004-05

n/a

2005-06

531,000

2006-07

1750,000

2007-08

683,000

2008-09

611,000

1 Including World cup expense

This expenditure includes the cost of digital media and producing and distributing consular leaflets and booklets.

In 2008-09 our communications directorate spent £859,485 on publicity (strategic campaigns). Figures prior to this are not available, nor are figures for spend at our posts abroad.