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Health and Safety Executive: Weber Shandwick Public Affairs

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what payments the Health and Safety Executive made to (a) Weber Shandwick Public Affairs and (b) Mandate Communications and AS Biss in each of the last five years; and on what date and for what purpose the payment was made in each case. (202270)

In 2008, the Health and Safety Executive paid a total of £25,850 to Weber Shandwick Worldwide for public affairs and stakeholder support in Scotland.

The Health and Safety Executive has contracted AS Biss (now Mandate Communications) to provide public affairs and stakeholder support and advice since 2004. The total payments for each calendar year are given in the following table.

Total payments

2004

87,878.31

2005

182,082.50

2006

125,644.61

2007

116,077.29

2008

19,086.27