HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 cc460-1W
Mr. Craigen

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what was the expenditure of the 46 industry consultative consumer councils in 1975 on public relations, including advertising as a separate item if possible.

Mr. John Fraser

Total expenditure on publicity during the financial year 1975–76 by the 42 consumer councils for which I have responsibility is expected to be approximately £38,000. This figure does not include the publicity expenditure incurred by the electricity consultative councils and gas consumers' councils before 1st August 1975; these costs were previously financed by industry. The cost of advertising within the overall publicity total is not readily available.