HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc71-2W
Mr. Fitt

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the total cost to the Government of advertising to attract Northern Ireland people to live in the new city of Craigavon since such advertising first began.

Mr. Concannon,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report 18th May 1976; Vol. 911, c. 475], gave the following information:

Government expenditure on advertising to attract Northern Ireland residents to resettle in Craigavon under the Resettlement Services Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 is normally undertaken as part of last three Sessions for which Orders in Council under that Act have made corresponding or similar provision are set out below:

a wider advertising campaign to encourage movement of population into a number of growth centres in the Belfast region. It is estimated that of the total expenditure incurred from the financial year 1971–72 to 30th April 1976 approximately £75,000 relates to the new city of Craigavon.