Written Answers. - Public Awareness Campaigns.

Alan Shatter

Ceist:

104 Mr. Shatter asked the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 149 of 29 March 2000, the way in which the sum of £2,255,000 allocated to the health promotion unit for public awareness campaigns is to be divided between campaigns relating to smoking, cardiovascular disease, nutrition and any other matters; if he will give details of any public awareness campaign relating to smoking to be undertaken by the unit in 2000; and the projected cost of such a campaign. [10355/00]

The health promotion unit has indented £2,255,000 this year for public awareness campaigns in the following areas:

Campaign

Estimated Cost £

Heart Health

625,000

Anti-Smoking

450,000

Unwanted Pregnancy Prevention

400,000

Nutrition

250,000

Alcohol

250,000

Sexual Health / AIDS / Drugs

180,000

Folic Acid

100,000

Total

2,255,000

The £450,000 indented for anti-smoking awareness this year will bring the total spend on the current campaign to £1.1 million, since its commencement in January 1999.
The amounts quoted are estimated spends and the total spend on specific campaigns may vary during the year.