Media Monitoring Unit

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what individual annual subscription fees were paid to the Media Monitoring Unit by each subscribing Government department, agency and non-departmental body in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Central Office of Information. I have asked the chief executive to reply.

Letter from Alan Bishop, dated 30 January 2009:

listing what individual annual subscription fees were paid to the Media Monitoring Unit by each subscribing Government department, agency and non-departmental body in the most recent year for which figures are available.

These figures are listed in the following table.

2007-08
Customer Name Total (£)
Attorney General's Office 12,500.00
Bank of England 9,400.00
Cabinet Office 18,500.00
Cabinet Office Communications 75,000.00
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre 4,500.00
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 68,700.00
Department for Children, Schools and Families 68,700.00
Department for Communities and Local Government 75,000.00
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 62,700.00
Department for International Development 30,000.00
Department for Transport 68,700.00
Department for Work and Pensions 68,700.00
Department of Health 68,700.00
Food Standards Agency 22,150.00
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 118,500.00
Health and Safety Executive 17,500.00
Health Protection Agency 9,400.00
HM Revenue and Customs 25,000.00
Home Office 75,000.00
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority 9,400.00
Judicial Communications Office for England and Wales 9,400.00
Metropolitan Police Service 17,125.00
Ministry of Defence 68,700.00
Ministry of Justice 37,500.00
Office of Government Commerce 9,400.00
OFSTED 9,400.00
Partnership for Schools 9,400.00
SOCA 9,400.00
Prime Minister's Office 84,000.00
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 9,400.00
The Wales Office 9,400.00
HMT 68,700.00
Grand Total 1,249,875.00

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