HC Deb 11 December 1990 vol 182 cc382-3W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish a table showing the amount spent in each of the last five years by his Department on(a) advertising in the press, (b) advertising on television and radio, (c) other advertising and promotion and (d) promotion videos and sound cassettes.

Mr. Curry

Expenditure by this Department in each of the last five years on advertising in the press, radio and television and other promotion is as follows:

Advertising in the press (£) Advertising on television and radio (£) Other promotional material (£)
1985–86 29,000 Nil 656,000
1986–87 54,000 Nil 825,000
1987–88 12,000 Nil 693,000
1988–89 380,000 Nil 1,004,000
1989–90 116,000 Nil 2,385,000

The figures for other promotional material include videos produced as part of overall public information campaigns. Separate figures for production of these and sound cassettes could be produced only at disproportionate cost.