§ Mr. Laws
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much(a) her Department and 237W (b) each agency and non-departmental public body sponsored by her Department spent on (i) publicity and (ii) advertising in each year from 1995–96 to 2002–03 (estimated); and if she will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Howells
The Department's spend on publicity in each year between 1995–96 and 2002–03 (estimated) is detailed in the table. During this period the Department has incurred no expenditure on advertising.
Publicity and advertising expenditure by the Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies is a matter for each individual body and information is not held centrally.
Year Publicity spend (£) 1995–96 348,000 1996–97 609,531 1997–98 440,781 1998–99 388,100 1999–2000 613,630 2000–01 537,983 2001–02 318,141 2002–03 1440,000 1 Estimated.