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Convergence Think Tank

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) total and (b) staffing cost of the Convergence Think Tank and its seminars was. (247438)

[holding answer 14 January 2009]: The estimated total cost of the Convergence Think Tank, including seminars, was £375,800, of which staff costs for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform were approximately £249,300.

Estimated staff costs include employer’s national insurance and pension contributions. The figures exclude preparatory work carried out by DCMS staff prior to the commencement of the project, as this was not recorded separately.