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Media Monitoring

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) its associated non-departmental public bodies since its creation; and what the cost of each contract was. (230038)

The Government Equalities Office employs EDS Media at a cost of approximately £1,500 per month although this can vary according to the number of relevant media articles. EDS Media have also provided the Equality and Human Rights Commission with monitoring services since its establishment in October 2007. To date, the Commission have spent a combined total of £97,491.21 on the monitoring services. The Women's National Commission (WNC) does not pay for any media monitoring services.