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Sector Skills Development Agency: Public Relations

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments the Sector Skills Development Agency has made to public affairs companies to date. (323969)

The Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) commenced operations on 1 April 2002 and closed for business on 31 March 2008. During that period the SSDA spent the following on publicity and marketing. This information cannot be broken down further to account for what was paid to public affairs companies.

Publicity and marketing budget

£000

2002-03

1,769

2003-04

2,647

2004-05

5,469

2005-06

2,724

2006-07

2,578

2007-08

1,502