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Government Communications

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies (i) are classified as Government communicators and (ii) have access to the Government Communication Network. (215107)

118 staff work in the Communications Directorate. Another 21 staff are employed in the Department in an embedded communications role. All of these staff are eligible to register with the Government Communications Network (GCN).

Currently no staff within the Purchasing and Supply Agency or Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency are classified as Government communicators.