HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 cc622-3W
Mr. Tyrie

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1 May 1997. [152656]

Ms Stuart

Since 1 May 1997 £473,201 has been spent by the Department of Health on departmental and agency logos and associated branding. Further information is in the table.

Departmental and agency logos Cost (£) Notes
Teenage Pregnancy Unit 250
British Healthcare 9,580
Quality Protects 4,310
Capitec 2,900 Part of NHS Estates
NHS International 1,900 Part of NHS Estates
NHS Estates Engineering and Science Services 800
NHS Direct 11,232 The original NHS Direct logo was developed as part of a campaign and not costed separately. It was later adopted more widely as the single logo for the national service and guidelines on its use were prepared. It was updated in 1999. The cost given relates to the guidelines and the 1999 revision
ProCure21 1,080 Part of NHS Estates
Food Standards Agency 61,040 The FSA is a non-ministerial Government Department. It is accountable to Parliament through Health Ministers. It is thus not an agency of the Department. This figure covers expenditure prior to the establishment of the FSA on 1 April 2000 by its precursor, the MAFF/DH Joint Food Safety and Standards Group.
Pathology Centres 1,059 Part of Medical Devices Agency

The Department sometimes uses logos as part of advertising campaigns. These are part of the overall creative development and are not charged separately.