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International Development written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Trade and Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995–96, (b) 1996–97, (c) 1997–98, (d) 1998–99 (e) 1999–2000 and (f) 2000–01; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Clare Short Clare Short Secretary of State, Department for International Development

We have since 1997 published all our major strategy documents, including all country and institutional strategy papers, as well as major consultation papers and speeches. Our publishing output has therefore expanded considerably.

We do not produce anything which we would regard as campaign material. Our spending on publications over the period in question is as follows:

Year £000
1995–96 352
1996–97 318
1997–98 166
1998–99 347
1999–2000 570
2000–01 639

We do not have a specific advertising budget. However, the bulk of our paid advertising is in relation to recruitment advertising in newspapers and journals. This costs between £1 million to £1.2 million annually.

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