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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultants have been contracted by his Department to conduct public participation activities in the last three years; and how much expenditure his Department has incurred on each such contract to date. (206215)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport contracted the Central Office of Information (COI) to conduct the following public participation activities in the year 2007-08:

Event

Cost (excl VAT) (£)

London 2012: Ask the team Birmingham, 25 June 2007

36,478

London 2012: Ask the team London, 11 October 2007

26,962

London 2012: Ask the team Plymouth, 13 March 2008

18,799

No consultants were contracted by DCMS to conduct public participation activities in 2005-06 or 2006-07.