§ Mr. Paul Murphy
The Northern Ireland Office has not used the services of Public Relations consultants.
Within the Northern Ireland administration the cost of public relations consultants in each year since 1997 is set out in the following table:
Year £ 1997–98 897,537 1998–99 1,110,559 1999–2000 1,311,243 2000–01 1,270,102 2001–02 1,013,129 2002–03 556,370
One department was unable to provide figures in relation to the cost of public relations consultants.
These figures do riot include Agencies and NDPBs.