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Government Departments: Public Relations

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 351W, on central Government: public relations, in what month of 1997 the framework was established; and which public relations companies have been included in that framework in each year since it was established. (315222)

I have asked the chief executive of the Central Office of Information to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Mark Lund, dated 2 February 2010:

As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question [315222] regarding the PR Framework.

The COI only hold the details of companies included on the current framework and a copy has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

The current Pubic Relations Companies that are included on the COI framework are also listed on the COI website

Information on companies from previous frameworks is not held centrally.