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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20320: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 3 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on public health information campaigns in each year since 1999.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 10 December 2018

Annual expenditure on marketing campaigns by the Scottish Government has been published since 2004-2005. Information prior to this date is not accessible. The annual reports only separate social advertising expenditure and public information expenditure in 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Therefore, the expenditure figures provided covers public information and social advertising.

The following health expenditure figures (exclusive of VAT) have been extracted from these annual reports to include all health campaigns.

2004-2005: £2,718,169

2005-2006: £3,138,279

2006-2007: £2,121,937

2007-2008: £2,187,631

2008-2009: £2,493,605

2009-2010: £3,084,082

2010-2011: £2,985,167

2011-2012: £2,670,495

2012-2013: £2,433,797

2013-2014: £2,520,113

2014-2015: £2,485,620

2015-2016: £2,352,283

2016-2017: £1,582,271

2017-2018: £1,090,757