Department for Communities and Local Government: Advertising:Written question - 105442

Q
Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department for Communities and Local Government: Advertising
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2017 to Question 3402, on advertising, what the reasons were for the large increase in spend in March 2017.
A
Answered by: Mr Marcus Jones
Answered on: 16 October 2017

The increase in spend in March was due to the Regional Mayoral Elections, accounting for 73 per cent of the spend in that month.

The objective of the campaign was to raise public awareness ahead of the regional elections held on 4 May 2017.

This is in support of the Government's aim to enable a shift in power from central to local government, with decentralisation bringing power closer to local communities. My department wants cities to have more control over transport, housing, skills and healthcare with elected mayors.

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