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Newspaper Licensing Agency

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what payments have been made by (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year since their inception. (315611)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The Government Equalities Office's (GEO) contract with its press cuttings agency Precise includes licensing from the Newspaper Licensing Agency and the Copyright Licensing Agency.

(b) The Equality and Human Rights Commission has made a total of two payments to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year since its establishment in 2007.

£684.24 paid 27 March 2008 (£582.33 plus £101.91 VAT);

£529.62 paid 26 March 2009 (£460.54 plus £69.08 VAT)