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Departmental Marketing

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department plans to spend on public relations in 2008-09. (203316)

The Ministry of Justice plans the following public relations activity in 2008-09:


£160,000 in relation to community sentencing. This is provisional and subject to other planning in the course of 2008-09.


£60,000 in relation to community engagement projects in Merseyside and Cheshire.

Office for Criminal Justice Reform—a cross-departmental team which reports to Ministry of Justice, Home Office and the Attorney-General's Office.

£150,000 for a promotion of Inside Justice Week.

£100,000 for a Justice Awards event.

The Office of the Public Guardian, Tribunals Service and Her Majesty's Prison Service have no agreed plans.