§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure in his Department since May 1997 on(a) public opinion research, (b) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (c) direct mail. 
§ Mr. Dewar
[holding answer 11 January 1999]: Expenditure on public opinion research undertaken by my Department since May 1997 was £43,000. Expenditure on information campaigns totalled £2,439,000 of which £1,130,000 was spent on television, £598,000 on radio and £711,000 on Press. Direct mail amounted to £22,000.