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Departmental Information Officers

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, columns 796W, on what pay bands are applied to press officers in (a) his Department and (b) regional press offices; and how many press officers are in each band. (199668)

The Pay bands and number of Press Officers in each band is set out in the following table. This includes staff employed in the Central Press Office in London and Regional Defence Press Officers.

Pay Bands from 1 August 2007

Pay Band

Minima

Maxima

Press Officer Numbers

E2

12,694

19,315

0

E1

14,721

23,534

0

D

19,315

26,626

0

C2

24,725

33,253

13

C1

31,650

40,515

4

B2

41,528

54,488

10

B1

50,958

68,048

1

SCS ML1

55,100

116,000

1

Total:

29

It does not include those employed as press officers in the Defence Agencies, the Permanent Joint Head Quarters, single Service Commands or at Unit level, some of whom have a press officer task in addition to their main role.