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Departmental Information Officers

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) press and (b) communications officers the Cabinet Office employed in each of the last 10 years. (182527)

I refer the hon. Member to the answers given by the then Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office my hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire (Mr. Murphy), on 10 March 2006, Official Report, column 1837-38W, and by the then Minister for the Cabinet Office on 26 March 2007, Official Report, column 1349W.

The Cabinet Office does not keep separate records of numbers of other communication staff, who do not all work in the central communications unit.