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Civil Service Agencies: Publicity

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) if he will take steps to ensure that the executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies listed in the Central Office of Information's White Book include full details of their press and communication officers; (181307)

(2) which executive agencies and non-departmental bodies are not listed in the Central Office of Information's White Book.

The extent of the contract details provided in the White Book is decided by those bodies listed in it.

The White Book contains entries for 370 organisations, including some non-government organisations that deal with Government.

Government entries include a range of functions, such as providing information to the public through publications, websites and campaigns around issues such as road safety, public health and smoking.

A full list of non-departmental public bodies is available on the civil service website at:

and Government Departments and executive agencies are listed on the Cabinet Office website at: