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Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the Heritage Lottery Fund made to (a) Lexington Communications, (b) Morgan Allen Moore, (c) Stratagem and (d) Greenhaus Public Communications in each of the last five years; and on what dates and for what purpose the payment was made in each case. (202277)

The Heritage Lottery Fund has provided the following information about the dates, amounts and purpose of payments made by them to Lexington Communications, Morgan Allen Moore, Strategem and Greenhaus Public Communications during the last five years:

Date

Agency

Net amount (£)

Purpose/service

Between 1 April 2005-31 March 2008

Lexington Communications

330,066.13

Strategic communications advice in the UK, and information monitoring of the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly and Greater London Assembly

Between 1 April 2005-31 March 2008

Morgan Allen Moore

17,340.63

Strategic communications advice in Wales

Between 1 April 2005-31 March 2008

Stratagem

4,112.50

Strategic communications advice in Northern Ireland

Between 1 April 2005-31 March 2008

Greenhaus Public Communications

160,179.73

Strategic communications advice in Scotland

The Heritage Lottery Fund has stated that providing a breakdown of individual payments or annual figures may compromise its ability to secure value for money in future tenders and that figures for financial years 2003-04 and 2004-05 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the Gambling Commission made to Grayling Political Strategy in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case. (202278)

The Gambling Commission has confirmed it made one payment of £11,374.00 (including VAT) on 27 March 2008 to Grayling Political Strategy for the purpose of communications support and media monitoring services.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments English Heritage made to (a) Citigate Public Affairs and (b) Grayling Political Strategy in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case. (202279)

English Heritage has provided the following information about the dates, amounts and purpose of payments made by them to Citigate Public Affairs and Grayling Political Strategy during the last five years:

Date

Agency

Purpose

Amount (£)

2003-04

Citigate Public Affairs

Parliamentary monitoring

13,265

2004-05

Citigate Public Affairs

Parliamentary monitoring

3,300

2005-06

Citigate Public Affairs

Parliamentary monitoring

3,300

2005-06

Grayling Political Strategy

Communications consultants for Stonehenge project

243,479.99

2006-07

Citigate Public Affairs

Parliamentary monitoring

3,300

2006-07

Grayling Political Strategy

Communications consultants for Stonehenge project

315,481.34

2007-08

Citigate Public Affairs

Parliamentary monitoring

3,300

Cover for absence of English Heritage's parliamentary relations manager

1,3754

4,675

Citigate Public Affairs

Total

57,840

Grayling Political Strategy

Total

658,961.33

1 Payment for Citigate's parliamentary monitoring service is made monthly. The rate increased in May 2003 so the 2003-04 total is the sum of one month at £240 and 11 months at £275.

2 This is the total of four invoices as follows: dated 20 December 2005 for £5,170; 22 February 2006 for £9,047.50; 28 March for £28,505.81 and 31 March for £756.68. The first three were in respect of communication and stakeholder management advice and the fourth for costs associated with an exhibition and reception for parliamentarians.

3 This is the total of two invoices, one dated 16 May 2006 for £9,647.46 and the other dated 20 December 2006 for £5,833.88; both are for communication and stakeholder management advice.

4 Two payments of £687.50 were added to the October and November 2007 regular parliamentary monitoring invoices.

5 Net

6 Including VAT

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council made to Citigate Public Affairs in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case. (202280)

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) has provided the following information about the dates, amounts and purpose of payments made by them to Citigate Public Affairs during the last five years. They also confirmed that they cancelled their contract with Citigate Public Affairs in July 2007.

Date

Purpose/service

Net amount (£)

23 September 2003

Strategic communications advice

2,523.50

21 October 2003

Strategic communications advice

8,106.22

28 November 2003

Strategic communications advice

431.51

9 December 2003

Strategic communications advice

5,036.99

27 January 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,000.00

17 February 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,000.00

23 March 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,049.53

23 March 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,000.00

25 May 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,070.90

2 June 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,000.00

21 September 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,052.27

21 September 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,000.00

21 September 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,079.05

21 September 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,592.00

1 November 2004

Strategic communications advice

542.48

1 November 2004

Strategic communications advice

5,000.00

12 April 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

16 May 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

7 June 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

28 June 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

16 August 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

23 August 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

500.00

6 September 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

11 October 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

1 November 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

1,565.80

15 November 2005

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

24 January 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

1,700.00

24 January 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

3,860.73

14 February 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

14 March 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

14 March 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

500.00

31 March 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

18 July 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

18 July 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

18 July 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

1,000.00

5 September 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

1,500.00

5 September 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

3,000.00

19 September 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

2,000.00

4 October 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

1,000.00

5 October 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

376.71

5 October 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

837.50

24 November 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

1,000.00

18 December 2006

Parliamentary monitoring service

1,000.00

17 January 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service

750.00

31 January 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

20 February 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service

657.97

2 March 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service

850.00

30 March 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

2,500.00

30 March 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

2,500.00

25 May 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

6,001.52

27 July 2007

Parliamentary monitoring service and strategic communication advice

2,474.99

Total

119,959.67

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the British Library made to Fishburn Hedges in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case. (202281)

The British Library has provided the following information about the dates, amounts and purpose of payments made by them to Fishburn Hedges during the last five years:

Invoice date

Purpose/service

Amount1 (£)

28 November 2003

Spending review—consultancy

17,813.71

30 November 2003

Spending review—consultancy

14,148.10

11 February 2004

Spending review—second stage

28,863.82

30 April 2004

Spending review—final stage

12,059.08

16 April 2007

Digital Object Management Programme—internal engagement—Design

5,360.28

22 May 2007

Digital Object Management Programme—internal engagement—Develop

1,580.38

1 Including VAT

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments Sport England made to Strategic Communications Consultancy FD-LLM in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case. (202282)

Sport England has provided the following information about the dates, amounts and purpose of payments made by them to FD-LLM during the last five years:

Date

Net amount (£)

Purpose/service

Monthly between May 2006 and November 2007

5,750 per month

Public affairs support to the national and regional communications teams, producing briefing materials in advance of meetings, providing administrative support for Sport England's Parliamentary Sports Fellowship Scheme and support at Annual Party Conferences.

Monthly between December 2007 and March 2008

9,250 per month

As aforementioned, plus additional weekly policy tracking service, policy briefings and the specific support on Whitehall and Westminster activities that FD-LLM provides.

Monthly since April 2008

8,500 per month

As aforementioned.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the British Museum made to Weber Shandwick Public Affairs in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case. (202283)

The British Museum has provided the following information about the dates, amounts and purpose of payments made by them to Weber Public Affairs during the last five years:

Amount (including VAT)

Purpose/service

27 January 2004

1,057.50

Local stakeholder relationship advice

23 March 2004

293.75

Local stakeholder relationship advice

27 March 2004

352.50

Local stakeholder relationship advice

25 May 2004

1,527.50

Local stakeholder relationship advice

29 June 2004

352.50

Local stakeholder relationship advice

6 July 2004

22.09

Miscellaneous (expenses)

20 July 2004

352.50

Assisting in establishing the Museum's Community Liaison Group

5 October 2004

528.75

Assisting in establishing the Museum's Community Liaison Group

2 November 2004

352.50

Assisting in establishing the Museum's Community Liaison Group

21 December 2004

470.00

Assisting in establishing the Museum's Community Liaison Group

18 January 2005

2,018.42

Assisting in establishing the Museum's Community Liaison Group

26 April 2005

1,292.50

Assisting in establishing the Museum's Community Liaison Group

19 May 2005

46.52

Miscellaneous (expenses)

10 January 2006

727.03

Local stakeholder relationship advice for the Museum's listed building consent application for the Reading Room

31 January 2006

1,784.53

Local stakeholder relationship advice for the Museum's listed building consent application for the Reading Room

25 July 2006

1,057.50

Local stakeholder relationship advice for the Museum's listed building consent application for the Reading Room

10 October 2006

2,604.45

Local stakeholder relationship advice for the Museum's listed building consent application for the Reading Room

17 April 2007

462.66

Stakeholder relationship advice for the Museum's development projects

18 January 2008

528.75

Stakeholder relationship advice for the Museum's development projects

Total

15,831.95

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the National Lottery Commission made to Hill & Knowlton in each of the last five years; and on what dates and for what purpose the payment was made in each case. (202306)

The National Lottery Commission has provided the following information about the dates, amounts and purpose of payments made by them to Hill and Knowlton during the last five years:

Date

Amount (including VAT) (£)

Purpose/service

7 December 2005

15,079.93

All payments made to Hill and Knowlton between 7 December 2005 and 16 November 2007 inclusive were for media relations support, strategic communications advice, planning and stakeholder engagement support for the Third National Lottery Licence Competition.1

20 January 2006

4,465.00

1

20 January 2006

19,712.39

1

20 January 2006

1,609.75

1

7 February 2006

11,460.25

1

14 March 2006

16,632.21

1

24 March 2006

12,458.11

1

24 March 2006

3,416.15

1

4 May 2006

21,782.76

1

31 May 2006

27,000.62

1

31 August 2006

64,800.15

1

12 October 2006

12,039.22

1

19 October 2006

1,243.62

1

9 November 2006

8,985.35

1

30 November 2006

9,860.60

1

31 January 2007

12,422.93

1

21 February 2007

16,592.18

1

28 February 2007

9,625.64

1

26 March 2007

34,660.49

1

4 May 2007

9,880.32

1

24 May 2007

10,320.60

1

7 June 2007

11,503.49

1

13 August 2007

19,684.16

1

29 August 2007

3,988.19

1

9 October 2007

15,228.00

1

16 November 2007

51,403.19

1

28 November 2007

15,878.06

Media relations and strategic planning

4 January 2008

29,258.35

Stakeholder and media relations support

22 February 2008

27,457.52

Stakeholder and media relations support

25 March 2008

14,040.83

Stakeholder and media relations support

Total

512,490.06