HC Deb 21 January 2002 vol 378 cc637-8W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what has been the expenditure of the Lord Chancellors(a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title for each year since 1997. [26981]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Newspaper advertising is used for a very wide range of public information and recruiting purposes across the national, regional and local press of England and Wales. While some recruitment has been handled centrally since August 2001, the bulk is delegated to Communications, People and Learning Centres on behalf of group managers and records of expenditure on advertising are only available from individual court and group managers' offices. A breakdown of advertising per year by title since 1997 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.