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Mass Media

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) his Department, (b) Sport England, (c) English Heritage, (d) the Heritage Lottery Fund, (e) the Big Lottery Fund, (f) Arts Council England and (g) the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council in each of the last three years; what specific services were received; and what the value of each contract held has been. (203007)

The following figures have been provided by the bodies requested. They include subscriptions to bespoke media monitoring services and the cost of press cuttings. They do not include the costs of any transcripts or recordings, fees to the Newspaper Licensing Authority, or analysis of press coverage.

F/Y 2005-06F/Y 2006-07F/Y 2007-08

Organisation

£

Organisation

£

Organisation

£

Arts Council England

Durrants

34,953

Artis Durrants

15,160

Durrants

88,080

Romeike

29,452

Romeike

11,983

Cision

30,928

Arena Durrants

24,800

Romeike

2,678

Cision

14,252

DCMS

Cabinet Office Media Monitoring Unit

34,663

Cabinet Office Media Monitoring Unit

35,426.25

Cabinet Office Media Monitoring Unit

40,537.50

EDS Press Cuttings

61,690

EDS Press Cuttings

86,945.43

EDS Press Cuttings

68,072.16

Sport England

Durrants

51,537

Durrants

55,411

Durrants

55,884

Big Lottery Fund1

TNS (UK wide)

11,081

TNS (UK wide)

11,399

TNS (UK wide)

15,089

Newsping (UK wide

1,469

Newsping (UK wide

3,231

Newsping (UK wide

1,616

Meltwater(UK wide)

2,961

Meltwater (UK wide)

3,109

Meltwater(UK wide)

786

LexisNexis (UK wide)

8,023

LexisNexis (UK wide)

4,334

LexisNexis (UK wide)

608

Durrants (England)

39,573

Durrants (England)

53,813

Durrants (England)

89,005

Stratamatrix (Wales)

1,255

Stratamatrix (Wales)

1,511

Stratamatrix (Wales)

1634

Media Markets (NI)

7,575

Media Markets (NI)

4,163

Media Markets (NI)

11,272

The Press Data Bureau (Scotland)

4,799

The Press Data Bureau (Scotland)

6,038

The Press Data Bureau (Scotland)

5,361

TNS Media Intelligence (Scotland)

4,286

TNS Media Intelligence (Scotland)

4,934

TNS Media Intelligence (Scotland)

5,044

English Heritage

Durrants

40,269

Durrants

54,558

Durrants

64,952

TNS Media Intelligence

5,760

TNS

6,336

TNS

5,995

GNN

45,360

GNN

46,656

Heritage Lottery Fund2

Cision Romeike, TNS Broadcast, Meltwater and PA Media Point

56,682

Cision Romeike, TNS Broadcast, Meltwater and PA Media Point

72,485

Cision Romeike, TNS Broadcast, Meltwater and PA Media Point

67,119

MLA Council

Durrants

11,789

Durrants

33,951

Durrants

38,229

1 BIG media monitoring provides coverage across the UK for the delivery of half of national lottery good cause funding delivery as well as ‘Awards For All’; a cross-distributor programme which is funded by four lottery distributors including BIG.

2 HLF have advised us that for purposes of commercial confidentiality they are not able to disclose the individual costs associated with each supplier.

Note:

All figures are inclusive of vat, other than those concerning English Heritage.