HC Deb 17 September 2004 vol 424 c1914W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department on public relations and marketing consultants in each of the last three years. [189297]

Fiona Mactaggart

The Home Office has appointed public relations agencies to support a number of campaigns over the last three years, but has not made use of independent PR consultants over this period.

The Home Office has made occasional use of external marketing consultants to help develop marketing strategies which contribute to the delivery of departmental business objectives.

Spending over the last three years was.

2001/02 Nil
2002/03 Nil
2003/04 260,000