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Departmental Public Relations

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons her Department engaged (a) Band and Brown, (b) Connect PR and (c) Blue Rubicon PR in 2008 to undertake public relations work; and for what reasons such work was not undertaken by her Department. (251779)

I can confirm that Band and Brown were engaged to provide PR support for publicity on home information packs, Connect PR were engaged to provide PR support for publicity on regeneration and sustainable communities policy, including the sustainable communities conference, and Blue Rubicon PR were engaged to provide PR support for publicity on the introduction of the energy performance in buildings directive.

The above agencies were engaged to support and extend the work conducted by the Department's Press Office.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department’s executive agencies spent on services procured from each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information’s Public Relations Framework in the last 36 months. (251818)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) public affairs (i) companies and (ii) consultants and (b) external public relations firms have been commissioned by each of her Department’s advisory non-departmental public bodies in the last 24 months; and at what cost. (251822)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.