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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on advertising in each newspaper in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The total spent on print advertising by the Department for Work & Pensions in 2012-13 was £2,540,520.

We are unable to provide information by individual title.

Like all Government Departments and public bodies, we have a duty to help the public understand and manage new legal changes and rights. We are delivering major reforms with levels of spend underlining our commitment to provide essential public information at the appropriate time. We are careful to ensure we deliver value for money with these communications delivering significant benefits for individuals and wider society in understanding vital changes.

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