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Departments: Correspondence

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are employed in his Department to work on ministerial correspondence. (150564)

Ministerial correspondence is processed by two clerical officers, who also undertake wider administrative functions. Drafting ministerial replies is part of the role of a pool of around 20 policy officials in addition to their other duties.