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Departmental Information Officers

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department and its agencies have spent on employing press officers in each year since the Department's inception. (242900)

Press officer function pay costs have been estimated for the years 2002-03 to 2007-08 for the central Department and Executive agencies as follows:

£ million

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

DfT(C)

0.85

0.70

0.70

0.77

0.88

0.84

DSA

0.04

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

DVLA

0.14

0.15

0.18

0.19

0.19

0.14

GCDA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

HA

0.21

0.22

0.23

0.27

0.30

0.36

MCA

0.08

0.09

0.11

0.15

0.15

0.15

VCA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

VOSA

0.02

0.02

0.04

0.04

0.04

0.04