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Departmental Public Relations

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East of 11 November 2008, Official Report, column 1000W, on departmental public relations, which firms were used; and what the remit was of each substantive contract. (250281)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 22 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1672-73W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of his Department's contracts with public relations consultancies was in each of the last five years. (251534)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence gave on 11 November 2008, Official Report, column 1001W, to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (James Duddridge). Information on contracts with public relations consultancies is otherwise not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The MOD publishes annual summaries of expenditure on external assistance which are placed in the Library of the House. The latest edition has been placed in the Library of the House and is available on line at

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/applications/newWeb/www/index.php?page=66&pubType=1.