Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (224)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

300 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources 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. [4064/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

The information sought by the Deputy is in the table at appendix I. The expenditure relates primarily to advertisements in the print media as statutory notices of statutory instruments, mining and exploration licences and leases, afforestation grants and aquaculture licences, calls for tender, consultation notices, notices in relation to foreshore development and fishery bye laws, recruitment advertising and advertising in relation to NDP projects. Appendix II gives a breakdown of the advertising and promotional expenditure incurred by the Irish Coastguard on water safety campaigns.

Appendix I.

Breakdown of media and promotional expenditure by the Department in 2002 and 2003.

Area of Department

Expenditure 2002

Expenditure 2003

Communications

Broadcasting

18,874

12,102

Communications Development

400

19,266

Communications Regulation

4,317

11,385

Digital Hub

1,730

Postal Division

1,708

Marine

Sea Fish Admin. & Harbours

17,116

4,427

Sea Fish Policy & Development

117,554

113,000

Inland Fish & Aquaculture

16,103

29,116

Coastal Zone Management

12,075

13,617

Maritime Safety & Environment

24,804

26,031

Sea Fisheries Control

6,961

Engineering

2,386

3,726

Maritime Transport

2,609

Irish Coast Guard

6,321

120,461

Natural Resources

Electricity Regulation

5,047

2,174

Peat Division

25

Oil Supply Division

20.00

Gas Policy

5,571

Gas Corporate

17

Renewable Energy

14,724

Sustainable Energy

140

Exploration & Mining Division

31,029

39,790

Petroleum / Exploration

5,336

60,053

Forestry Administration

114,944

61,237

COFORD

16,247

Geological Survey Video

10,747

National Development Plan

39,685

Support Units

S.M.I./I.T./Research

20,548

Corporate Management

5,504

363

Human Resources Division

1,950

3,772

Services

16,461

Central Division

36,725

Appendix II.

Breakdown of expenditure incurred by the Irish Coastguard on advertising and promotion in 2002 and 2003.

Area

Expenditure 2002

Expenditure 2003

Print Media

6,321

21,349

TV/Radio

nil

77,107

Video

nil

9,000

Internet

nil

13,005

Total

6,321

120,461.