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Strategic Communications Unit

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what were the running costs of the Downing Street (a) strategic communications unit and (b) digital communications unit in the most recent year for which figures are available. (241773)

The communications budget, which includes the costs associated with the Strategic Communications Unit and the Press Office, for the financial year 2007-08 was £2.46 million. For the cost of digital communications I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for North-East Hertfordshire (Mr. Heald) on 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1482W.