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Drugs: Misuse

Health written question – answered on 18th January 2013.

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Photo of Nick de Bois Nick de Bois Conservative, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on advertising the risks associated with Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs in each of the last five years.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The FRANK drug information campaign was launched in May 2003, providing young people and their families with advice and information about all drugs. The campaign is managed jointly by the Department of Health, the Home Office and the Department for Education.

The Home Office fund advertising to raise awareness of the FRANK service. The Department of Health fund and manage the FRANK service which comprises the helpline, email, SMS and website.

Department of Health's contributions to FRANK's advertising campaigns:

  £ million
2008-09 2.4
2009-10 1.2
2010-11 0
2011-12 0
2012-13 0
Notes: 1. Figures rounded to the nearest £100,000 2. Paid for advertising costs includes all traditional and digital media but excludes agency fees and production costs.

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Peter Reynolds
Posted on 21 Jan 2013 12:29 pm (Report this annotation)

What a shameful exposure of the government's real concern for the health harms of drugs.