Dáil Éireann - Volume 537 - 31 May, 2001
Written Answers. - Departmental Advertising.
Mrs. Owen Mrs. Owen
76. Mrs. Owen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the number of advertisements in written media, radio or television since July 1997 that have contained a reference to the Minister by name or title; the number he has actually appeared or spoken in; if any instructions have been issued to companies or advertising agencies that when advertising a particular scheme or project sponsored by their Department, the Minister or the Government is  to be included; the costs of all such advertisements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16419/01]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): In the limited time available it is impossible to individually check all advertisements placed since July 1997 but Department advertisements do not normally mention the Minister either by name or title, except in the case of statutory notices where the title of the Minister is required to be used. The Department places approximately 150 advertisements per year.
Dáil Éireann 537 Written Answers. Departmental Advertising.