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Home Information Packs

Volume 492: debated on Friday 8 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what external (a) companies and (b) consultants have been contracted by her Department to promote home information packs; and at what cost. (273471)

In the financial year (2008-09) the Department conducted a campaign to meet its duty to inform industry and consumers of changes to HEPs as of 6 April 2009 and also to promote wider Government information for those buying or selling homes. The Department contracted the following activity through the Central Office of Information who engaged appropriate suppliers through their framework.

£

Advertising/media - Press

728,038

Advertising/media - Digital

485,279

Website

15,824

In addition the Department contracted Blue Rubicon for Public Relations activity.

Public Relations—£232,400