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South East England Regional Assembly: Information Officers

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many press officers are employed by the South East England Regional Assembly. (154157)

The South East England Regional Assembly employs no dedicated press officers. Work on press releases and press inquiries is shared between three staffing its multidisciplinary communications team who manage public consultations, opinion research and community involvement in respect of the Assembly's strategic planning, housing and transport responsibilities across 74 local authority areas and a population of over eight million people. In addition, they manage the Assembly's publications and websites, IT support, internal communications and external communications including press inquiries and press releases. The work on press releases and press inquiries is equivalent to 1.3 full-time press officers.