HC Deb 29 October 1999 vol 336 c1026W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if he will provide a breakdown of the expenditure on relaunching the Benefit Fraud Hotline; [96277]

(2) what is the period of the Fraud Hotline advertising campaign covered by the expenditure announced on 25 October. [96279]

Mr. Rooker

The National Benefit Fraud Hotline has not been re-launched. It has been running continuously since August 1996. A further marketing campaign will run from 1 November 1999 to 24 March 2000.

The campaign has a budget of £450,000. The breakdown of expenditure is as follows:

Radio media costs 360
Press media costs 54
Production (including posters for BA offices) 36
Total 450

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