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Departmental Information Officers

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent on salaries for press and communications officers in (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies in each of the last three years. (231338)

The information is as follows:

Salary cost for Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Press Office

£000

2005-06

777

2006-07

1,023

2007-08

1,095

Salary cost for UK Trade and Investment Press Office

£000

2005-06

143

2006-07

136

2007-08

197

The figures refer to total pay cost of staff in post, comprising salary, overtime, NI and superannuation.

I have asked the chief executive officers of our two agencies to respond directly to the hon. Member.

Letter from Stephen Speed, dated 18 November 2008:

The Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, has asked me to reply to your question on how much was spent on salaries for press and communications officers in its departments and agencies.

The Insolvency Service is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. The Service spent the following on salaries in the last three financial years:

£

2005-06

105,128

2006-07

120,505

2007-08

109,110

Letter from Gareth Jones, dated 18 November 2008:

I am responding on behalf of Companies House to your recently tabled Parliamentary Question to the Minister of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

The salary cost for the press and communication officers, in the last three years is as follows:

Salary (£)

2007-08

49,210

2006-07

48,716

2005-06

46,986