HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 cc760-1W
Mr. Grocott

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much his Department spends annually on(a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising and (c) press advertising; and what were the corresponding figures for 1985 and 1979.

Mr. Eggar

The details are as follows:

1979–80 1985–86 1992–93
Television advertising 20 2,212
Radio advertising 5 1
Press advertising 1,529 2,805 1,138

The figures relate to centrally managed budgets and include expenditure by the former Department of Energy.