(2) how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible in 2009.
Public relations agencies are employed for specific communications tasks, most commonly working alongside our press office to provide campaign support in local, regional and specialist media. The Department's expenditure on public relations for complete financial years, since its formation in June 2007, is outlined in the following table.
Total spend (£) 2007-08 2,333,000 2008-09 4,023,403
Total spend (£)
The other requested information cannot be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost.