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Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost to his Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what the cost to his Department was of employing such staff in the financial year 1996-97, expressed in current prices.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

The cost of employing press officers in 2008-09 was £706,643. This includes press officers working on the Olympics.

Information for 1996-97 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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