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Departmental Information Officers

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) are employed by and (b) work for his Department. (303600)

As of 1 April 2009 the media centre employed 33 full-time and two part-time press officers, making a total of 34.2 full-time equivalent press officers. This figure includes four full-time members of staff who joined the media centre from NHS Connecting for Health following the merger of the media relations functions of the two organisations in April 2009.