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Departmental Manpower

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) Ofcom worked wholly on digital economy policy and implementation (i) on the most recent date for which figures are available and (ii) on 1 January 2010.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department does not hold information on the exact number of staff who worked wholly on the digital economy policy and implementation.

However, there are approximately 32 staff in Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and an approximate figure of 40 staff from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who work across Media and Communications issues as at 1 January 2010.

Two members of Ofcom staff worked wholly on digital economy policy and implementation on the most recent date for which figures were available. No members of Ofcom staff worked wholly on this area on 1 January 2010.

Other members of Ofcom staff also work on digital economy policy and implementation as needed on an ad hoc basis.

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