§ Pete Wishart
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's expenditure on recruitment advertising was in each of the last three years, broken down by publication; and what proportion of such expenditure was(a) to advertise vacant posts and (b) in the form of other general recruitment advertising. 
§ Mr. Pearson
Information on expenditure by NIO is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Expenditure by the Recruitment Service on advertising vacant poses in the Northern Ireland Civil Service is as follows:
£million 2001 0.5 2002 0.5 2003 0.5
Information broken down by Publication is not held but most recruitment advertising is placed in the Belfast Telegraph, News Letter and Irish News.