HC Deb 19 September 2002 vol 390 c412W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [70551]

Mr. Lammy

[holding answer 22 July 2002]: Detailed information on the number of press officers employed by the Department during the financial year 1997–98 and 1998–99 was provided in Appendix II of the report "The Government Information and Communications Service" (HC 770) published by the Select Committee on Public Administration in 29 July 1998. Copies are available in the Library.

The table shows press office staff, for January 2000, 2001, 2002
Jan 2000 Jan 2001 Jan 2002
No. Staff in Media Centre—
Press Officers 16 19 22

Two secondees have been placed in the Department's press office over the last five years.

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