Dáil Éireann - Volume 508 - 29 September, 1999
Written Answers. - Tobacco Advertising.
Mr. Shatter Mr. Shatter
488. Mr. Shatter asked the Minister for Health and Children the expenditure on tobacco advertising approved under paragraphs 19 and 21 of the Tobacco Products Regulations, 1991, in respect of each year to 31 December 1996; the names of the applicable companies or persons; if he will provide the same information for each of the years from 1997 to date pursuant to the new paragraphs 19 and 21 which became operative as and from the 1 January 1997; whether the actual declared expenditure of each tobacco company for each of the relevant approved years equalled, exceeded or was less than the expenditure originally approved; and the reductions, if any, he has required individual tobacco companies to make in their annual advertising expenditure. [17850/99]
Mr. Cowen Mr. Cowen
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen): The approved expenditure on tobacco advertising for the years 1991 to 1996 was as follows:
The maximum allowable expenditure for years 1997 to 1999 was as follows.
From the data supplied the declared expenditure by companies in each of the years referred to, except for one company P.J. Carrolls in 1992, was less than the approved expenditure.
With regard to reductions in expenditure on advertising since 1996 it is policy to cut the approved advertising and sponsorship budgets for tobacco companies by a figure of 5 per cent each year with an allowance for inflation.
Dáil Éireann 508 Written Answers. Tobacco Advertising.