Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (353)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

429 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform 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. [4068/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 170 of 13 February 2003 relating to the information sought for the year 2002. The information sought by the Deputy in respect of 2003 is set out in the following table. This information does not include any expenditure by the courts, the Garda Síochána, the Prisons Service, the Land Registry and Registry of Deeds direct from their respective Votes.

The expenditure outlined mainly relates to advertising costs for such matters as tender competitions, recruitment competitions and information regarding holiday opening and closing times of the Department's offices. The Deputy will appreciate that advertisements which my Department wishes to place in local and national press must be routed through the central Government contract which has been placed for this purpose. In this context, my Department does not routinely maintain records in relation to individual publications but, rather of the totals invoice and paid on foot of the contract.

Print Media

Television

National Radio

Local Radio

Video

Other

€711,868.80

€314,761.12

€54,672.16

€76,887.38

€3047.48

€6,292.79