§ Miss Kirkbride
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on recruitment advertisements in the press, broken down by publication, by(a) his Department, (b) quangos under the Department and (c) non-departmental Government bodies under the Department (i) in the last year and (ii) since 1997. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
Information about the total spend on recruitment advertisements for the Home Office, including the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, for the years 2000 701, 2001–02 and 2002–03 is shown in the table. Figures for the current year are not yet available.
The Home Office uses Job Centres and a wide variety of publications to advertise posts—including local, minority ethnic and the national press. A breakdown of the publications used could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
The Home Office does not routinely collect information about the recruitment advertising costs for quangos or non-departmental government bodies under the Department.
Costs of recruitment advertising for the Home Office 2000–2003 Spend on advertising (£) Home Office (non-IND) 2000–01 1,166,154 2001–02 826,056 2002–03 513,269
Costs of recruitment advertising for the Home Office 2000–2003 Spend on advertising (£) Immigration and Nationality Directorate 2000–01 141,926 2001–02 519,610 2002–03 413,829 Total 2000–01 1,308,080 2001–02 1,345,666 2002–03 927,098