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Equality and Human Rights Commission: Consultants

Volume 718: debated on Monday 29 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Equality and Human Rights Commission spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, in each of the last three years; and for what purposes. [HL2284]

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is independent and manages its own affairs; the following is based on information it has provided.

The EHRC has spent a total of £290,985.73 on public affairs and public relations consultants during the past three years. For each year spend is as follows:


2008-09—£103,807.62; and

2009-10—£99,612.74 (spend to date) plus £26,488.55 for which the EHRC is contractually obliged to pay.

This expenditure was for seven distinct pieces of work:

the Muslim Women's Power List;

Young Brits at Art;

Our Space;

the Celebr8 Project;

preparation for the Commission's appearances before parliamentary Select Committees and provision of strategic advice on the Equality Bill;

deliver communications strategy for the Commission's three year strategic plan; and

development of a Campaign Book to assist the EHRC in messaging and branding work, setting out strategy for engaging with key audiences.