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Northern Ireland Information Service: Manpower

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are employed in his Department's Northern Ireland Information Service. (286425)

There are 29.5 people employed in Northern Ireland Information Service (NIIS). NIIS conduct all press office work on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office including an in-house media monitoring service for Ministers, senior officials in the Northern Ireland Civil Service and a range of external stakeholders.

Staff within Information Service also have responsibility for any premises related issues that concern Block B, Castle Buildings.