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Alcoholic Drinks: Health Education

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contracts were awarded to carry out his Department's recent consultation on the alcohol strategy; and at what cost. (228981)

Four contracts have been awarded to carry out the Government's recent public consultation on alcohol:

1. The Central Office of Information (COI) was awarded a £42,071 contract to produce the consultation documents;

2. COI was awarded a £7,091 contract to produce consultation postcards;

3. The Royal Mail Freepost service is used for returning the postcards, the cost of this service so far is £214.40; and

4. COI was awarded a contract to run regional engagement workshops, at a provisional cost of £208,000.