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Departmental Public Relations

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of (a) entertainment, (b) advertising and promotion and (c) public relations consultancy to her Department in 2007-08. (228149)

Home Office spend on entertainment and advertising and promotion is set out in the following table. The Department's accounting systems do not identify separately the costs of public relations consultancy and these can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

£000

Entertainment

57

Advertising and promotion

8,144

All Home Office expenditure conforms to departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, which complies with the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety.