Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (211)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

287 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount which was spent in his Department from January 2002 to December 2003 for media purposes and advertising; the areas in which the money was spent, that is, national papers, provincial papers, RTE radio, local radios and so on; the amounts spent on a year to year basis; and the amount of money which was spent on videos, whether for promotional, educational or advertising purposes. [4063/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The total expenditure incurred by my Department on advertising was €1,061,889 in 2002 and €919,570 in 2003. In 2002, advertising expenditure by category was as follows: print media €1,014,593; radio advertising €38,271; other advertising €9025. In 2003, advertising expenditure by category was as follows: print media €609,103; radio and television advertising €310,467.

The breakdown of expenditure between national and provincial media is not readily available. Some €1,271,192 was spent on the production of educational videos from January 2002 to December 2003.