§ Mr. George Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what expenditure has been incurred in the last 12 months on publicity for major social security benefits in (a) the national Press, (b) the provincial Press, (c) television, (d) radio and (e) elsewhere.
§ Mr. Newton
The amount spent on publicity for social security benefits during the past 12 months was:
£ (a) National press advertising—including advertising in connection with emergency arrangements resulting from civil service strike action 394,450 (b) Provincial press advertising Nil (c) Television advertising and public service announcements 319,650 (d) Radio advertising Nil (e) Elsewhere Nil
These figures do not include the cost of printing and distributing social security information leaflets and posters for use in local DHSS offices, post offices, and elsewhere.