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Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments VisitBritain made to Connect Public Affairs in each of the last five years; on what dates; and for what purpose in each case. (202284)

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



Net amount (£)

monthly since November 2006

Political monitoring - daily email plus weekly summary of the week ahead and special reports e.g. on the Budget


monthly since November 2006

Office expenses, including phone, photocopying, @ 6.75 per cent. of professional fees