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Strategic Communications Unit

Volume 590: debated on Thursday 18 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 2 March (

WA 129), how much has the Strategic Communications Unit expended from its inception to date; and [HL1661]

What will be the estimated itemised cost in a full year of the Strategic Communication Unit. [HL1662]

Expenditure for the Strategic Communications Unit was £73,519 for the year 1997–98. It was set up in January 1998. Estimated expenditure for the unit in 1998–99 is expected to be in the region of £500,000. All costs are being met across Whitehall from within existing budgets.