§ 57. Mr. James Lamond
asked the Paymaster General what is the budget for advertising of the Department of Employment and the Manpower Services Commission for the last and the current financial years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The budget for television, radio and press advertising of employment and training schemes and programmes, for the Department of Employment and the Manpower Services Commission, for the last and the current financial years is broadly as follows :
Department of Employment Television — 9,310,478 Press and Radio 1,255,373 2,944,810 Uncommitted — 1,900,00 Manpower Services Commission Television 9,676,257 15,700,000 Press and Radio 2,178,823 5,350,000 Uncommitted — 3,539,000 1 Planned, committed and anticipated.
The Department of Employment expenditure on advertising represents about 0.5 per cent. of the total expenditure of £3,000 million by the Department of Employment and the Manpower Services Commission on the employment, enterprise and training programmes. The MSC expenditure on advertising represents about 1 per cent. of the expenditure of around £2,500 million on programmes operated both directly by the MSC and on behalf of the Department of Employment.