HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c3W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science to what factors he attributes the increase between 1985–86 and 1986–87 in his Department's expenditure on press advertising.

Mrs. Rumbold

The increase in advertising spending between 1985–86 and 1986–87 was the result of two main factors: (1) setting out the facts about the Government's proposals on teachers' pay and conditions; and (2) attracting new recruits to teaching, particularly in the shortage subjects of maths, physics, CDT—craft design and technology—and business studies.