HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 cc442-3W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment 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. Heseltine

[holding answer 11 December 1990]: The information in respect of paid publicity and associated staff costs for my Department, including PSA, is as follows:

£ million
1985–86 3.5
1986–87 4.2
1987–88 4.8
1988–89 6.9
1989–90 31.5

Expenditure is not broken down between different publicity media.

The increase in expenditure in 1989–90 arises mainly from the flotation of the 10 water plcs, and from specific information campaigns on new legislation on local government finance and housing and to encourage the use of lead-free petrol.