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Departmental Public Relations

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of his Department's contracts with public relations consultancies was in each of the last five years. (251249)

The Department was formed in May 2002 and figures for the 2002-03 financial year could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The cost of public relations consultancies for the last five complete financial years is as follows:

£000

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

DFT Central

214

253

255

362

625

DSA

0

0

0

0

0

DVLA

257

347

872

371

500

HA

0

0

0

0

0

VOSA

0

0

0

26

27

MCA

60

51

73

79

53

VCA

0

0

0

0

0

GCDA

0

0

0

0

0