Written Answers. - Government Contracts.

Bernard J. Durkan


85 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment the number and names of public relations firms which have obtained Government contracts in the past 15 months; the value of such contracts; the terms of reference; the reason for such contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

One public relations firm, Setanta Communications Limited, was engaged by my Department within the past 15 months. The value of the contract was £22,845. The terms of reference reflected the purpose for which the contract was awarded i.e. the preparation of central promotional material for county enterprise boards.