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Departmental Public Relations

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East, (James Duddridge) of 6 October 2008, Official Report, columns 304-05W, on departmental public relations, which companies were employed during the period; how much her Department spent on each such contract; and on what project each company worked. (249379)

Central Office of Information billings (which may include COI admin fees) to this Department and its predecessor in relation to public relations agencies on the COI Framework for the period specified is as follows:

Department

Activity

Company

Total (£)

2005-06

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

HMO Licensing

Amazon PR

21,928.65

Local e-gov take-up campaign

Blue Rubicon

64,297.00

Total

86,225.65

2006-07

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

HMO Licensing

Amazon PR

116,392.98

Local e-gov take-up campaign

Blue Rubicon

117,068.00

Department for Communities and Local Government

Local e-gov take-up campaign

Blue Rubicon

93,109.83

Tenancy Deposit Protection

Blue Rubicon

171,719.00

Total

498,289.81

2007-08

Department for Communities and Local Government

Energy Performance in Buildings Directive

COI admin fee

3,400.00

Tenancy Deposit Protection

Blue Rubicon

36,167.90

Total

39,567.90

Grand total

624,083.36