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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the cost to the Government Equalities Office was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year. (302962)

The cost to accommodate GEO’s private and press office staff in 2008-09 was £90,272. This figure covers the office facility costs for one special adviser, two press office posts and the wider private office. It is not possible to separate out specific costs for special advisers and press office.