Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Marian Harkin

Question:

199 Ms Harkin asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food 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. [4011/03]

The cost of photographic services for the Department of Agriculture and Food sought by the Deputy is as follows:

1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001

1 January 2002 to 31 December 2002

1 January 2003 to date

€22,118

€26,007

€2,118

Marian Harkin

Question:

200 Ms Harkin asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food 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. [4026/03]

In a normal year the Department's advertising consists mainly of regulatory display advertising and statutory notices. The details sought by the Deputy are as follows:

Advertising

1 January 2001-31 December 2001

1 January 2002-31 December 2002

1 January 2003-to date

Advertising (including display-general advertising and Statutory Notices)

€1,611,481

€638,440

€60,450

Promotional videos for disease eradication and beef assurance schemes

€66,372

€3,086

Nil

Total

€1,677,853

€641,526

€60,450

Advertising expenditure in 2001 included as an exceptional measure €962,938 on the foot and mouth disease public awareness campaign.