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Ordnance Survey: Public Relations

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Ordnance Survey spent on external public relations in each of the last three years; and how much it will pay (a) 3 Monkeys Communications and (b) Target under its contracts with them. (282391)

Expenditure by Ordnance Survey with external public relations organisations in the last three years was:

£

2006-07

66,445

2007-08

25,470

2008-09

69,721

3 Monkeys Communications and Target have recently pre-qualified to provide consumer sector public relations services under call-off arrangements. Payments to these companies under these arrangements will depend upon the nature and quantity of work commissioned from each company during the duration of these arrangements.