§ Mr. Grocott
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent by his Department on advertisements on commercial television in each of the last five years, listed by each television company.
§ Mr. Forth
I am advised by the Central Office of Information, through which the Department buys such advertising, that the detailed information requested is commercially confidental. The Department's total expenditure on television advertising in the last five years was as follows:
£ 1984–85 32,000 1985–86 nil 1986–87 nil 1987–88 4.6 million 1988–89 13.2 million 1provisional.