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Meteorological Office: Politics International

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what payments the Met Office has made to Politics International Ltd. in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose the payments were made in each case. (202255)

The Met Office has made the following payments to Politics International Ltd in each of the last five years:

2004

£

14 July

6,000.00

28 July

425.54

6 October

19.00

3 November

5,000.00

17 November

608.14

2005

28 January

1,941.86

24 August

4,300.00

28 September

3,750.00

26 October

7,250.00

30 November

3,750.00

14 December

1,177.30

21 December

3,750.00

2006

25 January

3,750.00

17 March

3,750.00

7 April

3,750.00

26 April

3,750.00

17 May

15.00

24 May

5,150.00

28 June

9,700.00

26 July

3,750.00

28 July

585.85

30 August

3,750.00

28 September

3,750.00

25 October

3,750.00

24 November

3,750.00

2007

5 January

4,875.09

24 January

3,750.00

28 February

3,750.00

28 March

7,595.45

25 April

3,807.17

25 May

3,750.00

27 June

6,710.21

28 September

10,252.06

10 October

3,220.92

24 October

12,214.52

28 November

800.00

2008

11 January

3,642.85

30 January

8,793.80

26 March

1,170.00

These payments relate to training for Met Office witnesses appearing before Select Committees; training for Met Office staff in stakeholder management; assistance with the development and strengthening of relationships with key stakeholders; and support for Met Office participation in stakeholder events relating to meteorology and climate science.