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Remploy: Public Relations

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what payments Remploy has made to (a) Portland PR and (b) Greenhause Public Communication in each of the last three years; for what purposes; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made. (302301)

Remploy has made total payments to Portland PR of £174,680 between 2007 and 2009.

In 2007-08 the amount was £160,665 for public affairs strategy and communications work. £35,000 of this spend was specifically for factory closure communications.

In 2008-09 the amount spent was £14,015 for the public affairs strategy and communications programme.

In 2007 Remploy made a payment to Greenhause Public Communication to a total of £12,277.50. This was paid for public affairs work.