HC Deb 03 November 1988 vol 139 c718W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Prime Minister if she will list all advertising campaigns commissioned by the Government since 1980 which involved, in whole or in part, the use of television advertising.

Mr. Lawson

I have been asked to reply.

Information on publicity, including television advertising, is not held centrally except where the expenditure incurred was through the Central Office of Information and can be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

Details of departmental expenditure on publicity for the financial years 1979–80 to 1987–88 were supplied by Ministers in response to 55 questions from the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson) and published in the Official Report, November-December 1986, July 1987 and November 1987-January 1988.