To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) how many official photographs have been taken of (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department for use in Government publications since May 2010; how many staff of his Department are expected to undertake photography of the Ministerial and senior leadership team as part of their duties; and if he will make a statement;
(2) when he plans to answer question 82565, on official photographs, tabled on 21 November 2011 for answer on 23 November 2011.
I apologise for the delay in responding to the hon. Member's questions.
There has been one official photo taken of an HM Treasury Minister and three photos of senior officials for use in Government publications since May 2010.
No staff within HM Treasury are expected to undertake photography as part of their duties.