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Departmental Television

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to what premium Sky, digital terrestrial or cable television channels (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies subscribes; and at what cost in the most recent year for which figures are available. (210888)

The Department purchases a broadcast news and parliamentary feed service through the Central Office of Information which includes all major news services provided by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky as well as parliamentary coverage. The cost of this service is £22,000 for the current financial year. Details of such services for departmental agencies are not held centrally.