§ Margaret Beckett
The Department does not maintain separate records of its expenditure on advertising. The expenditure for publicity by Defra's Communications Directorate, includes marketing, advertising, publications, events, shows and direct information literature mailings, and is recorded for the financial years since Defra's creation in June 2001 as follows:
£Million 2001–02 6.6 2002–03 4.7 2003–04 13.7 1 Estimated.
This includes communication on a very wide range of matters of interest, both necessary and beneficial to the 4W public, the wide range of industries in which Defra has an interest, together with local government, voluntary organisations and other bodies.