HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc202-3W
Mrs. Ann Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list each non-departmental public body and agency for which he has responsibility and, for each, list separate figures for the spending by that body or agency on(a) television advertising, (b) radio advertising, (c) newspaper advertising, (d) other promotion materials and activities, (e) the totals in each year of (a) to (d) and (f) the proportion of (e) that was spent on recruitment advertising for each year since 1979–80 or for each year of its existence if it has been created since then; and what are his latest estimates of (a) to (f) for the years 1994–95 and 1995–96. [17638]

Mr. Redwood

The available information is set out in the following table. The expenditure cannot be broken down into the categories asked for and non-departmental public bodies do not keep separate records of publicity expenditure for earlier years.

NDPBs' Publicity Budgets
1994–95 (projected out-turn) 1995–96 (planned spend)
ACAC (Curriculum and Assessment Authority) 36 50
Arts Council of Wales 46 50
Cardiff Bay Development Corporation 2,400 1,900
Countryside Council for Wales 182 93
Development Board for Rural Wales 1,260 775
Further Education Funding Council for Wales 58 61
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales 42 44
Housing for Wales 61 148
Land Authority for Wales 120 120
Residuary Body for Wales nil 3
National Library of Wales 25 30
National Museum of Wales 160 200
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales 26 15
Sports Council for Wales 123 110

TV Radio Press Other Total Of which recruitment advertising
1992–93 77 nil 350 1,547 1,974 54
1993–94 6 nil 269 1,083 1,358 47
1994–95 8 nil 247 1,470 1,725 71

The publicity budget for 1995–96 is under review.