HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 cc899-900W
Mr. Lester

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what has been the cost to his Department to date of advertising family credit.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

In the financial year1988–89 the following amounts were spent on advertising family credit:

Amounts spent in 1988–89 financial year
TV 2,304,617
Press 587,667
Radio 173,052
Total 3,061,336
Amount spent in 1989–90 financial year
TV 4,047,612
Posters 1,313,333
Press 475,000
Total 5,835,281
GRAND TOTAL £8,897,281

All sums include VAT, production and COI 1 per cent. commission.