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Departments: Public Relations

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on public relations in each of the last five years. (139427)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has only issued one public relations contract in the last five years. This covered the period of November 2005 to March 2006, and was with Weber Shandwick to support the Asia 2015 conference and associated media relations in the UK and Asia, specifically India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. The total cost including VAT was £203,918.