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Public Relations

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will list the external public relations consultants or contractors who are employed or commissioned by the House of Commons Commission; and what payments have been made to Ms Sheree Dodd in relation to the provision of public relations in the last three years. (250527)

Sheree Dodd was contracted through the Central Office of Information in February 2008 to provide media advice to the House of Commons Commission. Payments for her services from 26 February 2008 to date, including a COI administration charge, have totalled £41,986.05. In addition, Colman Getty is being paid in connection with public relations for Big Ben’s 150th anniversary.