HC Deb 20 February 1990 vol 167 c726W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give for each health authority the amount of money spent on press and publicity in each of the past three years.

Mr. Freeman

The information specifically requested is not collected centrally. However, the summarised accounts of health authorities in England record in total the following categories of revenue expenditure:

Advertising Public relations
£000 (cash) £000 (cash)
1986–87 14,089 1,297
1987–88 19,021 2,174
1988–89 22,363 2,690


1. Expenditure on advertising relates primarily to staff recruitment while that on public relations includes all pay and other costs incurred on public relations departments.

2. The annual figures for each category are not necessarily mutually exclusive being derived from separate analyses of total revenue expenditure within the accounts.

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