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Plain English

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid to the Plain English Campaign for (a) corporate membership fees, (b) additional training for officials, (c) use of the Approved by Plain English Campaign mark on documents, (d) use of the Internet Crystal Mark on her Department’s website and (e) other fees in 2008-09. (269784)

The following table sets out payments made to the Plain English Campaign during 2008-09.

£

Corporate membership

0

Additional training fees

1,556

Approved by Plain English Campaign mark on documents

0

Internet Crystal Mark on departmental website

0

Other fees

945

The Department has held life membership of the Plain English Campaign since 2006, reflecting its commitment to the use of plain English.