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 what estimate his Department has made of the total cash spend on marketing, advertising and public relations by central Government in the last 12 months; and what proportion of such expenditure was made through the Central Office of Information.

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

Central Government departmental total cash spend on marketing, advertising and public relations is collected by financial year. Therefore the most recent data collected cover financial year 2008-09. This information was published by department and non-departmental public body alongside Budget 2010 by the Office of Government Commerce in "Public Sector Procurement Expenditure Survey 2009".

http://www.ogc.gov.uk/publicspending

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