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Central Office of Information: Advertising

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Central Office of Information’s marketing, advertising and public relations expenditure (a) was in 2008-09 and (b) is planned to be in 2009-10; and how much has been spent in 2009-10 to date. (320730)

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

Letter from Mark Lund, dated 7 April 2010:

As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question [320730] asking for COI expenditure on marketing, advertising and public relations from 2008-2010.

The Central Office of Information’s marketing, advertising and public relations expenditure in 2008-09 was £380.8m.

The COI cannot provide planned expenditure for 2009-10 as it is determined by the requirements of our Client Departments.

Expenditure to date for 2009-10 can only be provided once the annual accounts have been fully audited.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was spent by the Central Office of Information on advertising in the first three quarters of financial year 2009-10. (321715)

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

Letter from Mark Lund, dated 7 April 2010:

As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question [321715] asking how much was spent by the Central Office of Information on advertising in the first three quarters of financial year 2009-10.

Expenditure to date for 2009-10 can only be provided once the annual accounts have been fully audited.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Central Office of Information has spent on contracts with advertising agencies with registered offices outside the UK in each of the last three years; with which agencies the contracts were with; in which centres the registered offices were located; and if she will make a statement. (325760)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.