§ Mr. Jim Spicer
asked the Paymaster General what advertising agents have been appointed by his Department, or by the Central Office of Information on behalf of his Department, to handle campaigns involving the communication of information on subjects for which his Department is responsible to Parliament over each of the last 10 years, respectively; what was the subject of each campaign; and how much was spent on each campaign.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Details of campaigns carried out in the last 10 years are only available at disproportionate cost. This reply covers the last five financial years. In this period two agencies, appointed through the Central Office of Information, have handled campaigns for the Department. These were Freemans (previously Freeman Matthews and Milne and Freeman Matthews Treasure) until July 1983 and Davidson Pearce since that date.
The campaigns and expenditure were as follows: 538W
£ 1980–81 Job release scheme 268,879 Temporary short-time working compensation scheme 48,271 1981–82 Job release scheme 202,149 Young workers scheme 197,956 1982–83 Closed shop compensation 35,295 Job splitting scheme 321,330 Job release scheme 131,928 1983–84 Closed shop compensation 17,874 Young workers scheme 87,604 Job release schemes 331,827 Job splitting scheme 49,736 1984–85 No campaigns —