§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in national newspapers in each of the past five years; and if he will provide a breakdown by newspaper titles.
§ Mr. Rifkind
[holding answer 3 November 1987]: The total expenditure by my Department on advertising in Scottish national, regional and local newspapers for the past five years was:
£ 1982–83 334,860 1983–84 387,400 1984–85 455,850 1985–86 318,560 1986–87 394,000
These figures include production costs. A breakdown of expenditure in national and local newspapers could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.