430. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the budget and spend in his Department for marketing, media and social media in each of the years from 2016 to 2018; the projected spend for 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54468/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The total spending by my Department on marketing, media and social media for each of the years from 2016 to 2018 is included in tabular format below. The funds allocated allowed the Department to raise public awareness of valuable initiatives including those dedicated to combatting domestic violence and human trafficking.
Spend in my department for marketing, media and social media may be allocated on a case-by-case basis. As such a full projected 2019 spend is not available. However, at this stage, the sum of €950,000 has been allocated for the national awareness campaign on sexual violence, to cover both media buying and creative advertising.
Budget and Spend.