Government Departments: Marketing

Treasury written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 604W, on Government departments: marketing,

(1) what the estimated cash value is of the level of marketing and communications spend in 2009-10 on which the 25 per cent. cut will be based;

(2) what the base (a) year and (b) cash value is of the level of consultancy spend on which the cut of 50 per cent. will be based.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Budget 2010 announced that over £11 billion of savings have now been identified by Department for the years from 2012-13. This includes the consultancy, marketing and communications cuts which were identified based on 2008-09 spending levels, currently the most recent financial year that spending levels are available for. The 2008-09 spend is set out in the 'Public Sector Procurement Expenditure Survey 2009', published alongside the Budget.

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