HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 c408W
Mr. Blair

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which public relations firms his Department has employed, and at what cost, for each year since 1979.

Mr. Forth

Apart from the special circumstances of privatisation work, the consistent practice of successive Governments has been to avoid the use of public relations or other firms for public relations work. The following firms were retained to advise on privatisations:

  • Charles Barker Lyons, 1981
  • Dewe Rogerson, 1984 and 1988
  • Streets Financial, 1985
  • Valin Pollen, 1986

Details of such contracts, including their cost, are commercially confidential.