Government Departments: Publicity

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by the Government on public relations, advertising and marketing in each year from 1995 to 2005 according to figures held by the Central Office of Information.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Central Office of Information. I have asked the chief executive to reply.

Letter from Alan Bishop, dated 30 January 2009:

Government expenditure on public relations, advertising and marketing on figures held by COI for year from 1995 to 2005.

These are listed in the table below.

Year £ million
1995-06 76
1996-07 81.2
1997-08 68.6
1998-09 126.7
1999-2000 148.6
2000-01 227.1
2001-02 196.7
2002-03 189.8
2003-04 233.6
2004-05 251

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