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Departmental Information Officers

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) are employed by and (b) work for her Department. (303610)

The number of press officers employed by the Department in its national press office and across the English regions, Scotland and Wales for the last accounting year 2008-09 is 38. In addition to their responsibilities to the Department for Work and Pensions, they provide services for Jobcentre Plus and The Pension, Disability and Carers Service.