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Departmental Public Relations

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what public relations companies have had contracts with (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible since his Department was established. (317365)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has had contracts with Munro and Forster in 2008-09 and with The Forster Company in 2009-10, both of whom worked on the ACT ON CO2 campaign.

DECC also has a contract with Kreab Gavin Anderson to provide expert advice on the impact of proposed policy changes on renewable finance and investment prospects, as well as a range of briefing, seminars, meetings and wider awareness raising with investors and trade media, on developments in renewable energy policy.

The Energy Saving Trust has had contracts with the following public relations companies: Positif Politics Ltd., Strategem and Weber Shandwick Public Affairs.

The Carbon Trust has had contracts with the following public relations agencies: Fishburn Hedges PR, Octopus Communications and Brands2Life, as well as Golley Slater PR in Wales and Smarts PR in Scotland.