HC Deb 10 July 1973 vol 859 c316W
Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total cost of advertising means-tested benefits since 18th June 1970.

Mr. Dean

Since 18th June 1970 we have spent £310,000 on the launch of family income supplement and a further £460,000 mainly to publicise subsequent upratings. In addition, we have spent £200,000 advertising free welfare milk and foods, free dental and optical care and free prescriptions for low income families.