I have asked the chief executive of the Central Office of Information to reply to the hon. Member.
Letter from Mark Lund, dated 7 January 2010:
As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on COI Cost-benchmarking 2009/10 (309845).
The COI Cost-benchmarking project is an internal project and as such any costs associated with this would be internal staff time.
This information is not held centrally and could only be made available at disproportionate cost.