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Departmental Mass Media

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and what the cost of each such contract was over that period. (240955)

Media monitoring services have been provided to the Department and its agencies by five companies in the past three years. The following table includes the names of the companies contracted and the total cost incurred in each financial year. The information on contracts held by non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.

£

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

EDS

81,012

213,145

166,711

The Profile Group

3,574

0.00

0.00

Press Association

3,773

3,452

12,583

Durrants

16,686

0.00

0.00

TNS Media Intelligence

1,912

0.00

0.00

Total

106,957

216,597

179,294