Recruitment Advertising

Home Department written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Julie Kirkbride Julie Kirkbride Conservative, Bromsgrove

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.

Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

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
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

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