Departmental Marketing

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To provide the breakdown of costs incurred by the Northern Ireland Office on public information campaigns from April 1997 to March 2000 would incur disproportionate costs; however, the overall costs for these years are as follows:

£
1997-98 262,083.75
1998-99 428,390.82
1999-2000 Nil

The breakdown of costs from April 2000 to date is contained in the following table:

Internet and website design and hosting (£) Print media design (£) Broadcast media (£)
2000-01 0.00 11,802.08 0.00
2001-02 8,364.24 12,483.18 0.00
2002-03 36,489.03 11,470.88 97,043.25
2003-04 40,598.43 24,798.22 56,088.55
2004-05 15,418.13 52,324.48 140,564.66
2005-06 12,556.25 48,554.44 196,842.23
2006-07 11,005.16 95,863.97 40,758.93
2007-08 19,476.60 154,793.00 165,720.68
2008-09 822.50 816.63 0.00
Total 144,730.34 412,906.88 697,018.30

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