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Mass Media

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of his Department’s contracts with press monitoring services was in each of the last five years. (251214)

The Department has a press cuttings contract with EDS Media that began in April 2008. The cost to-date is £36,283.33.

The Department pays an annual subscription charge to the Media Monitoring Unit (this is part of the Central Office of Information, previously part of the Cabinet Office). This includes a number of media monitoring services—the cost of press monitoring is not charged separately.