Information Commissioner: Manpower

Justice written question – answered on 3rd July 2007.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Shadow Secretary of State (Justice), Shadow Secretary of State

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what public expenditure was incurred by the Information Commissioner's office in hiring (a) public affairs companies and consultants and (b) public relations companies and consultants, in each year since its creation.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The Information requested has been provided by the Information Commissioner's Office, an independent body created by statute with responsibility for handling complaints made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 1998. Since its creation in January 2001, it has incurred costs for public relations companies as set out in the following table. There has been no expenditure on public affairs consultants or agencies and no expenditure on public relations consultants.

Financial year ending 31 March
2002 0
2003 35,250
2004 100,984
2005 189,852
2006 270,534
2007 304,249

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