HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 cc20-1W
Mr. Hendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent to date by the Connexions service on(a) literature design, (b) printing of literature and (c) consultancy fees related to the production of literature for each region in which it operates. [77352]

Mr. Stephen Twigg

[holding answer 28 October 2002]: The amounts spent by Connexions Partnerships on literature (which is interpreted here as promotional material) vary according to the length of time partnerships have been operational. (The first phase of partnerships went live in April 2001 and the most recent in October 2002.) The table presents regional data on partnerships' cumulative expenditure from the date they went live. It has not been possible in all cases to disaggregate figures for design, printing and consultancy as some partnerships group these together and/or contract with one provider to supply all three services (these appear as "merged costs" in the table).

Connexions partnership spend to date on literature by region
£ Region Total spend Design Print Consultancy Merged costs
North West 390,612 390,612
West Midlands 341,588 12,930 50,855 7,453 270,350
London 251,321 32,205 90,341 25,375 103,400
Yorkshire and Humber 154,002 29,669 39,383 15,242 69,708
South West 144,674 16,390 78,650 49,634
South East 69,093 3,750 7,960 57,383
East 61,695 8,189 25,756 1,750 26,000
East Midlands 34,069 34,069
North East 47,361 47,361