§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security 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.
§ Miss Widdecombe
For information from 1985–86 to 1988–89, I refer the hon. Member to replies given to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson) on 19 December 1986 at columns793–94, on 14 January 1988 at column 402 and on 13 March 1989 at column 30.
Expenditure by the Department in 1989–90 is:
£ million Press 1.486 Television and radio 5.313 Other (including leaflets and videos)1 8.843 Sound cassettes £212,000 1 Separate information about expenditure on videos is not available, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.