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Dear Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please send me the following information regarding Holyrood PR:

• How long have they been employed as your PR company?

• How much do you pay them each year?

• How many members of their staff do you employ?

• Do their staff comprise your full communications team?

• If not how many are in your communications team?

• What percentage of your communications budget is spent on Holyrood PR?

I would like the above information to be broken down for each year over the last five years.

I would like the above information to be provided to me by email.

I understand that it is my right to receive your response within 20 working days of your receipt of this letter. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Rory Cassidy

freedom ofinfo, Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Dear Mr Cassidy

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Information Request

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information relating to Holyrood
PR received on 24 November 2010.

Your request is being dealt with by the Care Commission's Information
Governance Team and will be responded by 22 December 2010.

If you have any queries regarding your request please contact me on the
number below or email [email address]

Yours sincerely

Caroline

Caroline Rose
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

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freedom ofinfo, Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Dear Mr Cassidy

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Information Request

I am writing with reference to your request for information relating to
Holyrood PR. Please find below the information you are seeking.

How long have they been employed as your PR company?
Since February 2006, following competative tender

o How much do you pay them each year?
2006-07 *50,362
2007-08 *50,264
2008-09 *49,027
2009-10 *50,314
2010-11 *50,760
o How many members of their staff do you employ?
Contract is for Public Relations only - 24/7 365 days per year service -
we do not directly employ their staff

o Do their staff comprise your full communications team?
No
o If not how many are in your communications team?
Care Commission has 5 FTE posts covering publications, marketing,
website, intranet, graphic design, internal communications

o What percentage of your communications budget is spent on Holyrood
PR?
Of the gross budget including Care Commission staffing costs Holyrood
PR spend is less than 10%

I trust this satisfies your request, however if you have any queries
regarding the information which has been provided please do not hesitate
to contact me on the number below or email
[email address]

Yours faithfully

Caroline

Caroline Rose
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com
This E-Mail is confidential and intended solely for the use of the
individual to whom it is addressed. If you are not the addressee, any
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Dear freedom ofinfo,

Thanks for the speedy reply. You state that PR spend is less than 10% of the budget, what is the actual percentage figure?

Yours sincerely,

Rory Cassidy

freedom ofinfo, Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Dear Rory

The actual figure is 8%

Kind regards

Caroline Rose
Information Governance Team
Tel: 01382 207351
Fax: 01382 207289

Visit our website at: www.carecommission.com

Rory Cassidy To freedom ofinfo
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15/12/2010 11:56 Subject Re: Information Request - (IR39368)

Dear freedom ofinfo,

Thanks for the speedy reply. You state that PR spend is less than
10% of the budget, what is the actual percentage figure?

Yours sincerely,

Rory Cassidy

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