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Departments: Publicity

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the cost of these services was. (139434)

The Department for Education and Skills uses the Central Office of Information (COI) for “above the line” advertising campaigns; it does not keep separate information centrally on any subcontracted consultancy services that COI may employ relating to any advertising campaigns. The Department contracts with agencies for "below the line" publicity, including design agencies and PR agencies—but these are for services such as design and PR services, not consultancy.

The Department for Education and Skills does not have any agencies.