Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (321)

Michael Ring


397 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Transport 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 radio stations 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. [4067/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

With regard to 2002, I refer the Deputy to my replies to Question No. 163 of 13 February 2003, when I indicated that expenditure of €261,443 was incurred in 2002. This expenditure was mainly in respect of national newspaper advertising. There was no expenditure on video during 2002.

The amount of money spent from the Vote of the Department of Transport on advertising from January 2003 to December 2003 was €191,342. This was spent primarily on formal public notice advertisements on the tendering for and information on specific projects being undertaken by the Department. A sum of €3,110 was spent on videos for training purposes on enhanced customer relations in 2003.