§ 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.