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Departmental Expenditure.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 16 September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Questions (771)

Damien English

Question:

928 Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the amount of money spent on advertising and promotions in her Department and each agency under her aegis for each of the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and to date in 2009 in tabular readable form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31582/09]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Family)

The total amount spent on advertising and promotions in the period 2004 to 2009 by the Department and each of the agencies under its aegis is outlined in the attached table. The amount spent on advertising and promotions in any one year is determined by the number of advertising and promotion campaigns undertaken.

Advertising Expenditure 2004-2009

Organisation

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Department of Social & Family Affairs

475,000

300,000

997,000

1,413,000

1,147,000

170,000

Pensions Board

463,276

449,031

819,632

797,796

873,798

3,000

Citizens Information Board (CIB)

239,000

404,000

492,000

577,000

188,000

43,000

Family Support Agency

47,994

44,908

160,000*

142,223**

58,029

29,100

Office of the Pensions Ombudsman

27,806

17,755

21,149

33,940

38,127

5,301

Combat Poverty Agency (The Combat Poverty Agency integrated with the Department of Social and Family Affairs on 1 July 2009)

0

0

0

3,066

0

0

Social Welfare Tribunal

0

0

0

0

0

0

*Amount includes €90,000 given to Treoir, towards Raising Awareness Campaign on the needs of children to both parents.

**Amount includes €55,000 given to Treoir, towards Radio Advertising Campaign re Rights of Unmarried Fathers.

Question No. 929 withdrawn.
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