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Government Office For the Regions: Public Relations

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many press, marketing or public relation officers were employed by the Government Office in each region in each year since 1997. (257484)

The Government Office Network have not employed any public relations or marketing staff but have used the services of central Departments and COI to support press announcements and public information campaigns.

A number of Government Offices have employed information officers, the specialist grade in Government dealing in press work, in the following years during the period specified.

Years in which information officers employed

Government office

Staff numbers

2005-06 and 2009

London

1

2005-09

North East

1

2002-09

North West

1

2004-09

Yorkshire and the Humber

1

2008-09

Regional Co-ordination Unit

1