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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) press officers, (b) internal communications officers, (c) external communications officers, (d) communications strategy officers and (e) other positions with a communications remit were employed by (i) his Department, (ii) its agencies and (iii) each other non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department on the most recent date for which figures are available.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's communications directorate was staffed as follows during 2009-10. Headcount has reduced by about 18% since the beginning of this financial year and communications is under review. There are also embedded communications staff within Directorates and staff overseas with a communications remit, but details of these are not available except at disproportionate cost.
The British Council's centralised communications function was staffed as follows in 2009-10. There are also staff overseas with a communications remit, but details of these are not available except at disproportionate cost.