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Media licences (2016)

Request

  1. Did the House of Commons pay for a NLA (Newspaper Licensing Agency) or CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) media license in 2013-2014?
  2. If so, how much did the House of Commons pay for the licenses in 2013-2014 (please provide the figures separately)?
  3. Did the House of Commons pay for other media licenses in 2013-2014? Please list any other media licenses the council subscribed to and how much was paid for them in 2013-2014

Response

Did the House of Commons pay for a NLA (Newspaper Licensing Agency) or CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) media license in 2013-2014?

And

If so, how much did the House of Commons pay for the licenses in 2013-2014 (please provide the figures separately)?

The House of Commons holds this information and paid for a NLA and CLA licence in 2013-2014.  The NLA licence cost £19,575.54 (excluding VAT) and the CLA licence cost £4,934.80 (excluding VAT).

Did the House of Commons pay for other media licenses in 2013-2014? Please list any other media licenses the council subscribed to and how much was paid for them in 2013-2014.

The House of Commons holds this information. Details of the cost of licenses for Nexis News (Lexis Nexis) and Financial Times Ltd are already publicly available, as payments of £25,000 or more for House of Commons expenditure in 2013 are on the parliamentary website.

As this information is reasonably accessible to you otherwise than under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), this part of your request is refused. In refusing your request the House is applying the exemption set out in section 21 (1) and (2) (a) of the FOIA.  This is an absolute exemption and the public interest test does not apply.

Details of other media licences the House of Commons subscribed to in the financial year 2013/2014.