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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 figures are set out in the following table and represent communication posts as at
Communications support access to essential public information about the services it provides. Communication also provides the relevant guidance and support so that citizens can use our services effectively. It is also right that the public, partners and providers know and understand the work of the MOJ and its agencies and have the opportunity to be consulted on any proposed changes. Communications in all its forms is an important element of this.
Staffing levels reflect the size and complexity of the Department and its public bodies and the need to communicate effectively on a wide range of issues and services. The MOJ Press Office, which plays an important role in making sure media outlets have factually correct information, needs to meet the demands of a 24/7 media.
|Press officers||Internal Communications officers||External Communications officers||Communications strategy officers||Other positions with a communications remit|
|Department and its agencies|
|Ministry of Justice||34||11||4||5||30|
|National Offender Management Service||0||19||0||2||0|
|Her Majesty's Courts Service||2||5||2||0||0|
|Office of the Public Guardian||0||2||0||1.5||1.5|
|Non-departmental public bodies|
|Legal Services Commission||3||3||6||0||5|
|Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority||0||0||0||0||2|
|Criminal Cases Review Commission||0||0||0||0||1|
|Court Funds Office||0||0||0||0||1|
|Legal Services Board||0||0||0||0||1|
|Office for Legal Complaints||0||1||1||1||1|
|Judicial Communications Office||3||5||0||0||0|
|Judicial Appointments Commission||0||0.5||0.5||0||3|
|Youth Justice Board||3.8||-||-||-||7|
|Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation||1||0||0||0||0|
|Prisons and Probation Ombudsman||0||0||0||0||1|
|Independent Monitoring Boards Secretariat||0||0||0||0||2|