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Meat and Livestock Commission: Weber Shandwick Public Affairs

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments the Meat and Livestock Commission made to Weber Shandwick Public Affairs in each of the last five years; and on what date and for what purpose the payment was made in each case. (202291)

The following table details the payments, and their purpose, made by the Meat and Livestock Commission to Weber Shandwick Public Affairs in the last five years:

Meat and Livestock Commission

Account

£

2003-04

Consultancy

8,500.00

Conferences

750

Public relations

275,125.31

Promotional activity—general

51,563.88

335,939.19

2004-05

Consultancy

24,201.16

Meetings-groups

7,834.80

Public relations

163,977.21

Consumer public relations

25,478.65

Agency fees

526.45

2005-06

Public relations

211,746.21

Consumer public relations

93.17

Agency fees

236.8

Food Service

6,764.75

Industry awards

6,421.07

225,262.00