HC Deb 13 March 1990 vol 169 c183W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the figures for the spending by his Department on(a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) newspaper advertising and (d) other promotional material in 1979–80 and in each following year; and what is his latest estimate for the current year and budget for 1990–91.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

[holding answer 12 March 1990]The Department of Health's budget for communications and publicity includes provision for nurse recruitment, blood donor recruitment and drug misuse campaigns.

Information for the years 1979–80 to 1987–88 is not available in the form requested.

£ million
Expenditure for 1988–89 is as follows:
Television 1.662
Radio 0.205
Newspaper 1.196
Other Material 7.736
Estimated expenditure for 1989–90 is as follows:
Television 2.682
Radio 0.127
Newspaper 3.122
Other Material 9.945

The budget for communications and publicity has not yet been agreed for 1990–91.

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