Communication

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's communications budget was in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

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

The communications budget for the Department in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15 is split between administration and programme budgets and is listed in the tables below:

Financial Year

Administration budget £

2010-11

£8,627,547.81

2011-12

£12,108,000.00

2012-13

£10,947,677.36

2013-14*

£ 7,396,545.09

2014-15

£ 7,698,086.00

Financial Year

Programme budget £

2010-11

£25,557,000.00

2011-12

£45,640,000.00

2012-13

£62,900,999.98

2013-14**

£ 2,325,000.00

2014-15

£ 1,520,000.00

* Additional External Partnerships function was added to the Department’s communications budget from 2013-14 onwards and the Internal Communications function was also added on 1 April 2014.

** It should be noted the budget between 2010-11 and 2012-13 will include budget for social communications marketing which transferred over to Public Health England on 1 April 2013.

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