DirectGov: Publicity

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th November 2009.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the advertising, public relations, publicity and marketing budget for DirectGov (a) was in 2007-08, (b) was in 2008-09 and (c) is in 2009-10.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Expenditure for advertising, public relations, publicity and marketing was £2,908,737 in financial year 2007-08 and £7,481,309 in financial year 2008-09. The budget for financial year 2009-10 is £3,250,000, well under 0.1 per cent of departmental expenditure.

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