Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Marian Harkin

Question:

172 Ms Harkin asked the Taoiseach the expenditure by his Department on photographic services in the periods 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001, 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2002, and 1 January 2003 to date. [4008/03]

Marian Harkin

Question:

173 Ms Harkin asked the Taoiseach the amount of money spent on media advertising in the periods 1 January 2001 to December 2001, 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2002, and 1 January 2003 to date. [4023/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 172 and 173 together.

The amount spent by my Department on photographic services and media advertising for the periods 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001; 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2002 and 1 January 2003 to date is as follows:

Photographic Services

Media Advertising

1 January, 2001-31 December, 2001

€11,295.91

€28,104.17

1 January, 2002-31 December, 2002

€30,940.20*1

€262,822.70*2

1 January, 2003 to date

€310.80

€1,141.30

*1 The 2002 figure includes costs incurred in 2001, bills for which only became payable in 2002. These include a number of payments associated with official visits abroad by me.
*2: The figure for 2002 includes €242,677.30 in respect of the National Forum on Europe. The bulk of this relates to advertising in the national and provincial media related to meetings of the forum around the country.