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Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total sum paid in fees to outside organisations in the furtherance of privatisation by the Central Office of Information in 1979–80 and in each subsequent year; and what is his estimate for 1990–91.

[holding answer 12 March 1990]: No fees have been paid by the Central Office of Information in the furtherance of privatisation. However, the Central Office of Information has been involved in the following privatisation publicity campaigns:

December 1986British Gas
February 1987British Airways
May 1987Rolls-Royce
July 1987British Airports Authority
October 1987British Petroleum
September 1988British Steel
September 1989Water Authorities
The costs of these campaigns have been included in answers provided by the Government Department concerned.