HC Deb 20 November 1987 vol 122 cc704-5W
Mr. Shersby

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 during the year 1985–86; what was the subject of each campaign; and how much was spent on each campaign.

Mr. Brooke

In 1985–86, the Treasury incurred expenditure on the employment of advertising agents for work on two privatisationsBritoil—August 1985—Dewe Rogerson Ltd. Cable & Wireless — December 1985 — Collett Dickinson, Pearce & Partners.

In addition, the Central Office of Information incurred expenditure on the Treasury's behalf for the Cable & Wireless prospectus using Dorland Advertising Limited.

Total pre-sale publicity costs (excluding VAT) for each of the two privatisations were:

Cable & Wireless 2,422
Britoil 3,528