HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 cc1291-2W
Paul Holmes

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding has been allocated to advertising for each of the New Deal programmes in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. [153462]

Mr. Browne

The available information on advertising media spend for the New Deal programme since 1997 is in the table.

New Deal programme Spend1 (£)
1997–98 New Deal 3,571,000
New Deal for Lone Parents 54,000
1998–99 New Deal 4,381,000
New Deal for Lone Parents 1,400,000
1999–2000 New Deal 261,000
New Deal for Lone Parents 655,000
New Deal for Partners 201,000
2000–01 New Deal 50 Plus 2,270,000
New Deal for Lone Parents 1,588,000
2001–02 New Deal 25 Plus 613,000
New Deal for Disabled People 350,000
2002–03 New Deal for Musicians 33,000
2003–042 New Deal 5,800.000
1 Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand and exclude VAT.
2 Allocated budget.
1. Unless otherwise specified, spend is for generic New Deal


2. Figures exclude provision to advertise some local New Deal

activities. This information is not held centrally and could be

obtained only at disproportionate cost.

COI Communications.

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