§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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. Dorrell
The Department of Health's budget for communications and publicity includes provision for nurse recruitment, blood donor recruitment and drug misuse campaigns.
Information for the years 1985–86 to 1987–88 is not available in the form requested.
Expenditure by the Department's information division for 1988–89 is as follows:
£ million Press advertising 1.196 TV and radio advertising 1.867 Other advertising 0.661 Other material (including approximately £250,000 for videos and sound cassettes) 7.075
£ million Expenditure for 1989–90 is as follows: Press advertising 2.739 TV and radio advertising 3.676 Other advertising 0.865 Other material (including approximately £200,000 for videos and sound cassettes) 9.964