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Departmental Mass Media

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which organisations provided media monitoring services to his Department in each of the last three years; and what the cost of each such contract was. (230225)

The Scotland Office recently renegotiated its media monitoring contract; however, the Office incurred the following expenditure on media monitoring:

£

PressData1

PA Mediapoint2

Newslink3

2005-06

18,000

Nil

Nil

2006-07

18.572

Nil

Nil

2007-08

12,150

5,651

2,892

1 Web-based press cuttings

2 Web-based news wire

3 Broadcast transcription