§ Mr. Robert Atkins
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he has been able to reduce the advertising costs of the Central Office of Information.
§ Mr. Channon
A new system of remunerating advertising agencies to replace the long-standing commission system has been introduced by COI and will operate from 1 April 1980. This will be one of a series of economies which have enabled the COI to reduce their advertising costs in 1979 by 10.2 per cent.—a saving of over £2 million.