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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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.
Official photographs are taken when Ministers or senior officials arrive in the Department if required and where a pre-existing photo is not available. Photos of DECC's four Ministers were taken by in-house staff on arrival in May 2010 and have since been used in publications and the departmental website. No photographs of senior officials have been taken since May 2010. There are no designated members of staff expected to undertake photography as part of their duties.