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Departmental Public Relations

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the NHS Supply Chain has made to Fleishman-Hillard in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made. (305165)

The Department does not hold this information.

The operation of NHS Supply Chain was outsourced to a DHL Group company, Exel Europe Ltd., following the signing of a Master Services Agreement in September 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has made to (a) Weber Shandwick Public Affairs and (b) Citigate Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each contract under which such payments were made. (305421)

The information requested is not held centrally. Payments made by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to individual companies are a matter for NICE as an independent body.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the Food Standards Agency has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made. (305425)

The Food Standards Agency has made 12 payments totalling £22,875.70 over the last 12 months to Stratagem. These payments were made to Stratagem for the purposes of public affairs support and stakeholder management.

The contract will not be placed in the Library due to commercial considerations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the Food Standards Agency has made to Edelman in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made. (305438)

There have been no payments made by the Food Standards Agency to Edelman in the last 12 months.