Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Advertising Expenses.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state the total sums of money paid by Departments of State for advertising in each of the following newspapers from 1st March, 1932, to date (1)The Irish Press; (2) The Irish Independent; (3) The Irish Times; (4) The Cork Examiner, and the total sums paid in respect of advertising in each of the above newspapers (a) from 1st January, 1932, to 18th February, 1948, and (b) from 18th February, 1948, to 18th February, 1951.

The information asked for by the Deputy is not readily available and will take some time to compile. The Deputy is requested to repeat his question in, say, three weeks' time.