HC Deb 09 December 1985 vol 88 cc537-8W
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:

Job release scheme 268,879
Temporary short-time working compensation scheme 48,271
Job release scheme 202,149
Young workers scheme 197,956
Closed shop compensation 35,295
Job splitting scheme 321,330
Job release scheme 131,928
Closed shop compensation 17,874
Young workers scheme 87,604
Job release schemes 331,827
Job splitting scheme 49,736
No campaigns